Quote of the Day
"Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator."
Writing Prompt of the Day
Do You Cook?
Day's Conversation Starter
Have your parents influenced what goals you have?
Joke of the Day
I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised!
Top Fun Fact
Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
U.S. President Zachary Taylor Overdosed On Cherries
After serving a mere 16 months in office, U.S. president Zachary Taylor passed away after eating far too many cherries and drinking milk at a Fourth of July party in 1850. He died on July 9th from gastroenteritis. The acidic cherries along with the milk is believed to have caused this.
Massachusetts: No dancing to the national anthem
It is prohibited to dance to the “Star Spangled Banner” in Massachusetts, thanks to an excessively patriotic 1917 law. While you try to ponder what such a dance would even look like, find solace in the fact that this law could never actually be enforced, thanks to a slightly weightier document called the First Amendment. Don't miss these 18 weird state laws about beer, wine, and liquor.
Aligot at Les Chimères in Toulouse, France
Aligot is a specialty from the French Aveyron region: a combination of decadent potato purée and earthy, nutty tomme cheese. The result is stretchy, cheesy mashed potatoes that couldn't be more Instagrammable.
While you'll find this dish throughout the Aveyron region (and throughout France), one of the best versions is made in Toulouse at Les Chimères, where a father-daughter team native to the area serves up all-you-can-eat aligot every Wednesday.
To gather costumes for 20,000 extras, the costume designer took out advertisements seeking clothes. As economic conditions were poor in Poland, many people were eager to sell clothing they still owned from the 1930s and '40s.
"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948