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Quote of the Day

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."

Henry David Thoreau

Writing Prompt of the Day

Do You Eat Cafeteria Food?

Day's Conversation Starter

How much do you plan for the future?

Joke of the Day

The difference between a numerator and a denominator is a short line. Only a fraction of people will understand this!

Top Fun Fact

For a short time, the planet Uranus was named...George.

History Fact

A Woman Was Elected to Congress Before Women Could Vote

A woman was elected to the U.S. Congress before women could even vote. Jeanette Rankin joined Congress in 1916, which was four years before women could actually vote. The 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote wasn't passed until August 18th, 1920.

Weird Laws

Nevada: Be selective with X-rays

Say what you will about the vice and commercialism of Las Vegas—at least they’re looking out for your feet. In Nevada, it is illegal to use an x-ray device to determine someone’s shoe size.

Foody Things

Jucy Lucy at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis

The Jucy Lucy is a Minnesota classic; for the best one, go where it all began.

Matt's Bar claims to be the first place to stuff two quarter-pound beef patties with melted cheddar cheese. As the legend goes, the misspelled “jucy” was a mistake that stuck, and it’s now used to separate the real deal from the fakes. (As the Matt’s Bar website puts it, “If it’s spelled correctly, you just might be eating a shameless ripoff!”)

About 75 percent of all orders here are for the famous burger.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Terminator

One afternoon during a break in filming, Arnold Schwarzenegger went into a restaurant in downtown L.A. to get some lunch and realized all too late that he was still in Terminator makeup - with a missing eye, exposed jawbone and burned flesh.

Movie/TV Quote

"I see dead people."

The Sixth Sense, 1999

Fun fact: When Haley Joel Osmet says this line the camera goes to Bruce Willis's face. This is a cinematic clue that Bruce Willis's character is dead.