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Quote of the Day

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

Anais Nin

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Does Santa Claus Mean to You?

Day's Conversation Starter

Which season are you most active in?

Joke of the Day

What do Santa's elves listen to ask they work?

Wrap music!

Top Fun Fact

The first person to perform a successful C-section in South Africa was Dr. James Barry...a doctor who was actually a woman.

History Fact

Tea Time

During the Victorian period, many tea cups had special guards on the top to keep mens’ mustaches from becoming dipped in the tea. Fittingly, they were called mustache cups.

Weird Laws

Pennsylvania: Bingo is only for non-felons

Fool me once, shame on you: No person convicted of a felony may operate a Bingo game in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

Foody Things

Lasagnetta at Rubirosa in New York City

These days, Manhattan's Little Italy tends to be filled with more tourist traps than true Italian restaurants, but Rubirosa in Nolita is definitely doing away with this stereotype.

Opened by the pizza-royalty family behind Staten Island's popular Joe & Pat's, the restaurant churns out savory thin-crust pizza, homemade pasta and a super-cheesy chicken parm.

But the best thing on the menu is the lasagnetta, made with a narrower version of lasagna noodles, plus sausage, meatballs and, of course, a copious helping of melted mozzarella cheese.

Movie/TV Trivia

Titanic

The scenes set in 1912, i.e. the whole movie except the present-day scenes and the opening and ending credits, have a total length of two hours and forty minutes, the exact time it took for Titanic to sink. Also, the collision with the iceberg reportedly lasted 37 seconds, which is how long the collision scene is in the movie.

Movie/TV Quote

"There's no crying in baseball!"

A League of Their Own, 1992