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Daily Quote

"Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can."

Louisa May Alcott

Writing Prompt

What’s Your Favourite Summer Food?

Conversation Starter

What are some good and bad things about the education system in your country?

Joke of the Day

I'm an archaeologist and my life is in ruins.

Fun Fact

Mother's Day was quite literally invented to be anti-commercialism

History Fact

Chuman

In the 1920s, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov unsuccessfully attempted to create a human/chimpanzee hybrid by using artificial insemination. The various names for this hybrid? A Humanzee, a Chuman, and a Manpanzee. Pick your favorite!

Weird Laws

Wyoming: Don't buy junk from a drunk

Like Mama always said, “don’t buy junk from a drunk.” In Wyoming, purchasing scrap “metals, rubber, rags or paper” from an intoxicated person is prohibited. Next up, learn the 25 funny international laws you'd never know were real.

Food Thing

Tomme de Savoie

Cow’s milk; semi-hard

Region of origin: Savoie

Tomme de Savoie, from Savoie in the French Alps in northwest France, is a mild, pressed cheese with a pliable and firm texture. Like most tommes, this type is usually made from the skimmed milk left over after the cream has been used to make butter or richer cheeses. As a result, it has a relatively low fat content.

Tomme de Savoie often has tiny eyes (holes) pervading its ivory-colored paste. Its thick, crusty, brownish-grey rind with splotches of yellow or red mold may not seem appealing, but don’t let that put you off. Its character depends on what the cows have fed on — winter hay or summer grass — and the flavor can generally be described as nutty and earthy. Aging in traditional cellars for several months often imparts a slight cellar odor.

This is a pleasant, everyday type of cheese.

Movie/TV Trivia

Cast Away

To make himself look like an average out of shape middle aged man Tom Hanks didn't exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose fifty pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island.

Movie/TV Quote

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape."

Planet of the Apes, 1968

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