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Quote of the Day

"Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession."

Marc Cuban

Writing Prompt of the Day

What’s Your Favourite Sandwich?

Day's Conversation Starter

What are some goals you have already achieved?

Joke of the Day

I'm so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!

Top Fun Fact

Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. Today, only 12% do.

History Fact

Johnny Appleseed Was Real

The folkloric hero was a real person. His real name was John Chapman and his hometown was Leominster, Massachusetts. He also has a street named after him, though the city planners decided it would be more poetic to use his mythical name: Johnny Appleseed Lane.

Weird Laws

Louisiana: No catfish stealing

In Louisiana it is illegal to steal someone else’s crawfish—like, really illegal. Meriting its own state law, crawfish theft in excess of $1,500 can land the offender with up to ten years prison time or a $3,000 fine. But mostly, they will have to endure the humiliation of being called shellfish for the rest of their life.

Foody Things

Where to Eat - France

French restaurants garnering Michelin ratings in the last year grew to a new record: an astounding 632. (Second only to Tokyo, Japan.)

Not surprisingly, the majority of these restaurants are all about traditional French haute cuisine.

France-born chef Alain Ducasse has long been a standard-bearer of perfectly prepared French fare; try his dishes at the Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee in Paris, a Michelin 3-Star restaurant that's also No. 21 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Movie/TV Trivia

Django Unchained

When Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) smashes his hand on the dinner table, DiCaprio accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and really began to bleed. He ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. Quentin Tarantino was so impressed that he used this take in the final print, and when he called cut, the room erupted in a standing ovation.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'll have what she's having."

When Harry Met Sally, 1989

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