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."
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"There's no crying in baseball!"
A League of Their Own, 1992