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Quote of the Day

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

Cyril Northcote Parkinson

Writing Prompt of the Day

Do You Prefer Your Tacos ‘Authentic’ or ‘Appropriated’?

Day's Conversation Starter

What personal goals do you have?

Joke of the Day

I thought about going on an all-almond diet… But that's just nuts!

Top Fun Fact

A female architecture student prevented a Manhattan skyscraper from collapsing in the 1970swhen she caught a massive design flaw.

History Fact

Walt Disney Is Not Cryogenically Frozen

Walt Disney died in 1966 and there is a widely spread myth that his body was cryogenically frozen in the hopes that, when technology advances enough, he'd be revived. Well, sorry, but Disney was actually cremated.

Weird Laws

Maine: Don't advertise on tombstones

It is forbidden to post advertisements on another person’s tombstone in the city of Wells. Part of a lengthy list of cemetery regulations, this ordinance is really a favor to would-be marketers; nobody is a worse customer than a corpse. Here are 13 things a funeral director won't tell you.

Foody Things

Italy

Is it possible to travel through Italy and not rave about the food? We’d like to see you try.

The Italians have perfected pasta and sauces, have invested and continue to create the world’s best pizza, and offer the better-than-ice-cream sweet treat of gelato.

There is the Florentine steak, the thin-sliced prosciutto from Parma, the larger-than-your-head Amalfi lemons that create limoncello liquor, and, of course, the best wines from locally harvested grapes to wash everything down with.

Italians know how to take the fewest ingredients of the freshest variety and make a dish shine, unlike the French who drench their cuisine in sauces.

Said Chef Wolfgang Puck of Italian food, it’s “all about ingredients and it’s not fussy and it’s not fancy.”

Italy may be an obvious choice for the No. 1 pick. But really, was there any other option?

Movie/TV Trivia

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks was not paid for this film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of forty million dollars.

Movie/TV Quote

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."

To Have and Have Not, 1944

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