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Today's Dippit!

Quote of the Day

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."

Marilyn Vos Savant

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Messages About Food and Eating Have You Learned From Your Family?

Day's Conversation Starter

What is the best way to stay motivated and complete goals?

Joke of the Day

Did I tell you the time I fell in love during a back flip?

I was heels over head!

Top Fun Fact

Popcorn wasn't always a beloved movie snack — in fact, prior to the Great Depression, movie theatres hated popcorn.

History Fact

Andrew Jackson Had a Vulgar Parrot

Andrew Jackson taught his parrot, Polly, to curse like a sailor. There is even one legend that the parrot had to be taken out of Jackson's funeral for its proclivity for profanity. And you thought you swore too much.

Weird Laws

Minnesota: No pig greasing

Long winters can be boring, but that’s no good reason to hold a greased pig contest in your parlor. Since 1971, it has been considered a misdemeanor to operate, run, or participate in any activity where a pig is oiled up and released with the object of being recaptured—and the same goes for “turkey scrambles.”

Foody Things

Truffled Flambé Pasta at Le Petit Paris in Los Angeles

Combine dining and entertainment at Le Petit Paris for an experience you'll never forget. Order the truffled pasta, and you'll witness creamy penne placed in a hollowed Parmesan wheel and flambéed with Cognac before being topped with black Italian truffles.

The dish is prepared tableside, so be sure to have your camera (or iPhone) at the ready.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Dark Knight

In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker's every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh.

Movie/TV Quote

"If you build it, he will come."

Field of Dreams, 1989

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