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Today's Dippit!

Quote of the Day

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."

William Arthur Ward

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Are Your Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season?

Day's Conversation Starter

Did your family take seasonal vacations?

Joke of the Day

I know a lot of jokes about retired people but none of them work!

Top Fun Fact

There are 70 (!) ingredients in a McRib sandwich.

History Fact

Fly Catchers

As if fanning someone all day with a leaf wasn’t hard enough work, in Ancient Egypt, servants were often lathered in honey to keep flies attracted to them and not the Pharaoh.

Weird Laws

Oklahoma: No bear wrestling

In Oklahoma it is illegal to promote, engage in, or be employed by a “horse tripping” event. Also, it is unlawful to wrestle a bear… but at that point, the law is the least of your worries.

Foody Things

Poutine at La Banquise in Montreal

Québec is the birthplace of Canada's national dish: a nearly blasphemous combination of French fries, cheese curds and gravy that has nevertheless won over many.

La Banquise has been serving up dozens of varieties of this classic since 1968, with toppings ranging from local smoked meat to pulled pork to fried chicken. The restaurant is open all night to cater to partiers with a hankering for comfort food.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Shawshank Redemption

When Andy goes to the library to begin work as Brooks' assistant and Brooks' crow, Jake, is squawking, Tim Robbins had to time his line, "Hey, Jake. Where's Brooks?" so that the crow wouldn't squawk over him, since the bird could not be trained to squawk on cue. Robbins was able to adapt to this and time his line perfectly by learning the bird's squawking patterns, for which Writer and Director Frank Darabont praised him. Robbins' improvisation is noticeable, as he watches the bird carefully while approaching it, waiting for it to squawk, and doesn't begin his line until after it does so.

Movie/TV Quote

"You had me at ‘hello.’"

Jerry Maguire, 1996

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