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Daily Quote

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Euripides

Writing Prompt

What’s Your Sunday Routine?

Conversation Starter

What do you think of homeschooling?

Joke of the Day

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A Thesaurus.

Fun Fact

Elizabeth Jennings Graham did what Rosa Parks did, but a century earlier on a New York City streetcar. Her eventual lawsuit led to the desegregation of New York's public transit system.

History Fact

If I Only Had a Clue

The ancient Egyptians have given us a plethora of cultural behemoths, from the Great Pyramids to the Sphinx to the Rosetta Stone. Still, you can’t get everything right, and these same peoples also thought that the brain’s primary function was the production of mucus.

Weird Laws

DELAWARE

It's a misdemeanor to sell, barter, or offer the fur of a domestic dog or cat.

Food Thing

Fourme d'Ambert

Cow’s milk; blue; semi-soft

Region of origin: Auvergne

Fourme d'Ambert is one of France's oldest cheeses, dating back to the Roman occupation. Produced in the Auvergne mountains in the central south of the country, it is a traditional, farmhouse blue cheese that can be either co-operative or artisanal. It also holds AOC status.

This cheese is more supple and dense than most blues. Although it matures in 40 days, it is cave-aged for two to three months for optimum quality. During the ripening time, it is injected with Vouvray Moelleux, a sweet white wine. Fourme d'Ambert is easily recognizable by its unusually tall cylindrical shape, described by the word fourme.

This cheese has a creamy texture with a distinctive musty, blue cheese aroma and a taste that is not overpowering. Try it as a snack with bread and fruit or crumble it over salads.

Movie/TV Trivia

Logan

Sir Patrick Stewart lost 21 pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager and had never deliberately lost weight before.

Movie/TV Quote

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951