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Quote of the Day

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."

Jim Morrison

Writing Prompt of the Day

Is School Lunch Really All That Bad?

Day's Conversation Starter

How do you plan to make the world a better place?

Joke of the Day

I don't play soccer because I enjoy the sport. I'm just doing it for kicks!

Top Fun Fact

Movies have to clarify that they're fiction because of a 1930s lawsuit that traces back to none other than Rasputin.

History Fact

Sultan Ibrahim of the Ottaman Empire, a total nervous wreck and a generally unbalanced ruler, once had his whole harem—a total of 280 concubuines—thrown into and drowned in the Bosphorus strait.

Weird Laws

New Hampshire: No seaweed collecting

In New Hampshire it is forbidden to collect seaweed from the beach at night. Yes, it’s unfair, but you should’ve thought about that before becoming a nocturnal sushi chef.

Foody Things

Croque Madame at Madame Messieurs in Paris

The croque monsieur is a Parisian bistro classic: a simple ham-and-cheese sandwich blanketed in creamy béchamel sauce and dressed up with grated cheese before it's slipped under the broiler.

Madame Messieurs has made the humble croque the star of its menu, with several different variations at any given time, featuring cheeses like Basque sheep cheese and cheddar. A fried egg over the top transforms the croque monsieur into a croque madame and adds even more richness.

Movie/TV Trivia

Star Trek

The sound of the automatic doors opening on the U.S.S. Enterprise, is a Russian train's toilet flushing.

Movie/TV Quote

"Stella! Hey, Stella!"

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951

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