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Daily Quote

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

Epictetus

Writing Prompt

To What Business Would You Like to Give Advice?

Conversation Starter

What is your favourite food?

Joke of the Day

I wish people would stop asking me where I think I'm going to be in 1 years, I don't have 2020 vision.

Fun Fact

Prior to the 20th century, squirrels were one of America's most popular pets.

History Fact

A Clash of Kings

The four suited kings in a traditional deck of cards actually represent historical kings. Some of the assignations are in dispute, but largely the kings are thought to be: King David of Israel as the King of Spades, Alexander the Great as the King of Clubs, Charlemagne as the King of Hearts, and either Augustus or Julius Caesar as the King of Diamonds.

Weird Laws

HAWAII

Billboards have no place in paradise. They're outlawed in the state with few exceptions, including notices from public offices and signs posted where goods are sold.

Food Thing

Rigotte

Goat’s milk; soft

Region of origin: Rhône-Alpes

Rigotte, also known as Rigotte de Condrieu, is an artisanal goat’s milk (chèvre) cheese with a bloomy rind. Originally hailing from the slopes of the Massif du Pilat, the cheese takes it name from the term rigot, which refers to the small streams that flowed towards the valley, and the town of Condrieu, south of Lyon, where it has been made since the 19th century.

According to its AOC label, Rigotte must be made from whole raw goat’s milk that is no more than 24 hours old. Goats must have access to fresh grass for at least 120 days per year, and free access to pasture for 180 days per year.

Like most fromages de chèvre, Rigotte can be eaten fresh, but the actual flavors develop on maturity. It has a firm texture that melts in the mouth, with a nutty, delicate taste of honey and acacia.

Movie/TV Trivia

Captain America: The First Avenger

Hayley Atwell surprisingly touching Chris Evans' chest, as he emerged from the pod upon turning into Captain America, was very much improvised, and the surprise on her face is genuine, as she admitted in interviews she was very taken by Chris' physique and nearly broke character and ruined the take that made it into the film, as a result.

Movie/TV Quote

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968