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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when."

Simon Sinek

Writing Prompt

Do You Have a Summer Job?

Conversation Starter

What do you think of standardized tests?

Joke of the Day

I learned about electricity today it was lit.

Fun Fact

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has so many cats on its grounds that it employs a "Press Secretary to the Cats."

History Fact

Protector of the Small

Hitler, like many members of the Nazi party, was vehemently against cruelty towards animals, and was a strict vegetarian. If only he’d applied that logic to literally any other part of his life.

Weird Laws

ARIZONA

No one can feed garbage to pigs without first obtaining a permit. You can swap out the trough for a waste basket if the swine are raised for your own consumption.

Food Thing

Saint-Nectaire

Cow’s milk; semi-soft

Region of origin: Auvergne

Saint-Nectaire has been produced in the volcanic mountains of Monts-Dore in northern Auvergne for centuries. The grazing meadows are rich in phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, all minerals that are found in high concentration in the milk of the Salers cows that is used to make this AOC- and AOP-awarded cheese.

This makes for a cheese that is rich and creamy in texture and complex on the palate. As it is matured on rye straw mats, the rind has a typical earthy aroma. Saint-Nectaire melts in the mouth with flavors of nuts, mushrooms and cellars, though the brine, salt and acidity flavors are a direct result of the volcanic pastures.

It goes well with fruit and raw vegetables, olives, bead and salami — perfect for any apértif. It’s also great for cooking, so try it melted over roasted potatoes or in a quiche.

Movie/TV Trivia

Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya was given the lead role on the spot after nailing his audition. Jordan Peele said Kaluuya did about five takes of a key scene, in which his character needs to cry, and each was so perfect that the single tear came down at the exact same time for each take.

Movie/TV Quote

"Is it safe?"

Marathon Man, 1976

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