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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Writing Prompt

What Are Your Favourite Summer Hangouts?

Conversation Starter

What do you know about the history of some holidays?

Joke of the Day

Knowing how to pick locks has really opened a lot of doors for me.

Fun Fact

Earth used to be covered with giant mushrooms that were 24 feet tall and three feet wide, instead of trees.

History Fact

Sweet Dreams

After a long day working on the Great Pyramids, Ancient Egyptians liked to get into bed, unwind, and lay their heads on a nice comfy rock. That’s right, they used rock slabs for their pillows.

Weird Laws

Wisconsin: Better make that butter delicious

Giving credence to its reputation as “America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin law demands that all cheese and butter produced in the state be “highly pleasing.” Oh, and cows have the right-of-way on highways.

Food Thing

Comté

Cow’s milk; semi-hard

Region of origin: Franche-Comté

Comté is a rich and nutty-tasting unpasteurized cheese produced from the milk of cows grazing at altitude in the Jura Massif mountain range of eastern France. This cheese is manufactured collectively village-by-village using methods that have changed little over the centuries. In fact, Comté was one of the first cheeses to receive AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) status in 1958, a designation that guarantees French cheese adheres to certain mandated standards, is made using specific traditional technique, a

nd has consistent and distinctive flavor, texture and appearance characteristics.

The milk used can only come from within a few miles of the cheese maker, and is delivered daily and used immediately. Each round of cheese has a distinct range of flavors, and no two wedges will be the same. Comté comes in fruité (fruity) or salé (salty) varieties, with a texture that is hard and flexible, and a strong and slightly sweet taste.

This is a versatile cheese that is as good in a fondue or raclette as it is on a Croque Monsieur...or even on its own.

Movie/TV Trivia

Fight Club

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton both really learned how to make soap.

Movie/TV Quote

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1929

Fun fact: Sherlock Holmes never says this iconic quote in any of the books the character is based off of.

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