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Quote of the Day

"Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something."

Randy Pausch

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Are Your Favourite Junk Foods?

Day's Conversation Starter

How do clothes change how the opposite sex views a person?

Joke of the Day

I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop.

It was sole destroying!

Top Fun Fact

In 1518, a “dancing plague” took over the town of Strasbourg, France.

History Fact

Basically Everything About Thanksgiving Is a Lie

You know that happy meal between Native Americans and the Pilgrims where everyone bonded? Well, the real story of Thanksgiving is awful, and actually consisted of plagues and violence and murder. Also, there's no evidence turkey was actually served—or that native people were invited to the meal.

Weird Laws

Kansas: No snowballs

It may still be illegal to throw snowballs in Topeka, Kansas. Thanks to a weirdly-worded law in the city Criminal Code, it is unlawful to “throw any stones, snowballs, or any other missiles” at any person or property in Topeka, an ordinance that former mayor Bill Bunten publicly flouted by tossing a whopper at a snowy tree in 2005. “I'm going to have an ordinance drawn up to repeal this Dumb Law lest our already-crowded prisons are filled up with children who, while making a snowman, got carried away and had a snowball fight,” he later claimed.

Foody Things

Where to Eat

The No. 2 restaurant in the world, according to the World's 50 Best Restaurants ranking, is El Celler de can Roca in Girona. The restaurant's interpretations of traditional Basque dishes are at once reverent and playful.

Two other Spanish restaurants are on the top 10 list as well: Mugaritz in San Sebastian and Asador Etxebarri in Axpe. And the country touts 11 Michelin 3-Star winners as well.

As for Portugal, it added its first 2-Star restaurant to the Michelin list in 2019: Alma, in Lisbon.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Matrix

Kung Fu choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen initially refused to work on the film, and hoped that by asking for an exorbitant fee, it would turn off the Wachowskis. It didn't. He next formulated what he considered an impossible request. He said that he'd agree only if he had complete control of the fights, and that he trained the actors for four months before they shoot. The Wachowskis complied with his request.

Movie/TV Quote

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"

Gone With the Wind, 1939