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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"Friendship that ends was never one; there was at least one sucker in it."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Writing Prompt

Do You Choose Summer Activities to Look Good on Applications?

Conversation Starter

How can technology improve education? Can it hurt education?

Joke of the Day

Met this girl on a dating site and I don't know, we just clicked.

Fun Fact

A writer predicted how the Titanic would sink in 1898, 13 years before it was even built.

History Fact

I Come in Peace

Much like Hitler, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin is not much known for his kindness and mercy; this is after all, a man who ordered the Purges on his own people, resulting in around 20 million deaths. But guess what? Dude was nominated for a Nobel Peace Price in 1945. And then again in 1948. That’s right, I don’t have a single Peace Price nomination, and Joseph freaking Stalin has two. I’m just saying, I didn’t kill millions of people.

Weird Laws

ARKANSAS

A pinball machine can't give away more than 25 free games to a player who keeps winning. The statute aims to prohibit machines that encourage gambling.

Food Thing

Brillat-Savarin

Cow’s milk; semi-soft

Region of origin: Normandy and Burgundy

Decidedly indulgent, Brillat-Savarin is a triple cream cheese best savored as a dessert (and an occasional one at that). Its high fat content of at least 75% is achieved by adding rich cream to whole milk. The result is a dense, moist and creamy cheese with flavors of butter, salt and cream, with an aftertaste of mushrooms and nuts on the rind.

Brillat-Savarin is the oldest of the cream-enriched cheeses. It was created in the 1930s by cheese maker Henri Androuët as a tribute to the 18th-century French gastronome and epicure, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Brillat-Savarin enjoyed cheese so much that he is known to have said, “A meal without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.”

Enjoy this one responsibly.

Movie/TV Trivia

12 Years A Slave

In order to better portray an alcoholic, Michael Fassbender had his makeup artist paint his mustache with alcohol so that the other actors would react naturally to the smell, as they would to a man who had been drinking heavily.

Movie/TV Quote

"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"

The Jazz Singer, 1927

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