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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth."

Robert Southey

Writing Prompt

How Do You Fight the Winter Blues?

Conversation Starter

What is the biggest holiday for your family?

Joke of the Day

I got a hen to regularly count her own eggs.

She's a real mathamachicken!

Fun Fact

Lego is the largest tire manufacturer in the world.

History Fact

Like Caviar, but Really Dead, and also it’s People

Today, the rich have plastic surgery, liposuction, and blood transfusions. But back in the 16th century, the really wealthy used to eat dead bodies, thinking that (somehow) the cadavers could cure diseases. The highest delicacy of all these bodies? Why, Egyptian mummies of course.

Weird Laws

South Dakota: Fireworks approved to help with farming

Farmers in South Dakota have the green-light to set off fireworks or explosives to protect their sunflower crops… so long as they are six hundred sixty feet away from the nearest church, home, or schoolhouse.

Food Thing

Mozzarella in Carrozza at Rosticceria Gislon in Venice, Italy

Think of mozzarella in carrozza (literally: mozzarella in a carriage) as a deep-fried ham-and-cheese sandwich. This inexpensive local spot serves the Venetian battered-and-fried specialty piping hot — perfect for satiating your hunger and pleasing your Instagram followers.

Movie/TV Trivia

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot was a part of re-shoots for the movie (including stunts) while being five months pregnant. Her baby bump was visible, so the crew created a costume which had a green screen around her belly, which was later removed during post-production.

Movie/TV Quote

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."

Wall Street, 1987

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