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Today's Dippit!

Quote of the Day

"Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome."

Amelia Barr

Writing Prompt of the Day

How Will You Spend the Holiday Break?

Day's Conversation Starter

Do you feel like fall and spring are getting shorter?

Joke of the Day

What do you call a guy with a rubber toe?


Top Fun Fact

There are lower-case numbers in addition to lower-case letters.

History Fact

And Don’t Forget to Floss

Pour out another one for ancient dental hygiene: in ancient Rome, it was totally normal to use urine as mouthwash. At least they were trying to use mouthwash?

Weird Laws

Oregon: No "tests of physical endurance" ... while driving

It is considered a speed racing offense in Oregon if you participate in any “test of physical endurance” while on the highway. Sorry, y’all: No more seeing how long you can work the steering wheel with your teeth.

Foody Things

Fondue at Auberge de Savièse in Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland's favorite après-ski meal is fondue: a pot of melted cheese that, using a long-stemmed fork, you dip bread into.

While there are delicious versions all over the world, the Auberge de Savinèse is recognized as the fondue specialist of Geneva and remains one of the best places on the planet to enjoy the dish. Different cheese combos include a 50/50 split of gruyère and vacherin and the house specialty, a mix of 80 percent gruyère and 20 percent alpine gruyère.

Have your fondue fork at the ready!

Movie/TV Trivia

The Martian

Matt Damon admitted that the scene where Mark was getting emotional upon hearing Commander Lewis' voice was genuine. The other actors had wrapped and gone home, and their pre-recorded voices were actually being played to Damon from inside his spacesuit. When Damon began to think about how his character had been all alone on Mars for two years, alongside how he was only hearing pre-recorded voices of his co-stars who had already finished their scenes, he began to tear up. Ridley Scott was so impressed with Damon's performance, that he only did one take of the scene, which was used in the film.

Movie/TV Quote

"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."

Animal Crackers, 1930

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