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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."

Joseph Addison

Writing Prompt

What Would Your Ideal Summer Camp Be Like?

Conversation Starter

If some of the lesser known holidays were commercialized, what would the commercialization look like?

Joke of the Day

One of my favorite memories as a kid was when my brothers used to put me inside a tire and roll me down a hill. They were Goodyears!

Fun Fact

Most American movie villains have British accents because we associate them with having high intellect and low morals.

History Fact

Old as Ice

Iceland’s Parliament is the oldest in the world, and has been in existence since 930. You do the math, it’s very old.

Weird Laws

West Virginia: No drones for bird hunting

In West Virginia it is illegal to use a drone “or other unmanned aircraft” to hunt birds. While you’re out in the woods, you’d better not use a ferret instead of a hunting dog; that’s a $100 fine right there.

Food Thing

Monster Kong Nachos at Chacho's in San Antonio

Piled high with toppings and — most importantly — an absurd amount of either cheddar cheese or homemade queso (plus more queso on the side for dipping), these nachos live up to their name.

The full size of this "monster" feeds 5-8 people, so round up your closest turophile friends before digging in.

Movie/TV Trivia

Black Swan

Natalie Portman not only trained for a year as a dancer to prepare for the role, but paid for the the training out of her own pocket until the film found investors. Aronofsky attributed the film's getting made at all to Portman's dedication and enthusiasm.

Movie/TV Quote

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

Dr. Strangelove, 1964

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