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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"If you’re going to pick 3 cards in the hand you’re dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline."

Naval Ravikant

Writing Prompt

What’s Your Relationship Like With Your Pet?

Conversation Starter

What food looks disgusting but tastes delicious?

Joke of the Day

I never understood odourless chemicals, they never make scents.

Fun Fact

In 1965, a patent was filed for a "birthing apparatus" which would spin pregnant women around at as much as 7G until their baby was flung out from the centrifugal force.

History Fact

Keys to the VIP

So Stalin has two Nobel Peace nominations, Hitler was a PETA-loving vegetarian, what else can surprise you? Well, Saddam Hussein was given the keys to the city of Detroit in 1980.

Weird Laws


Whether you're at Gillette Stadium or Fenway Park, you'll never hear just half of the "Star Spangled Banner." Singing or playing only part of the national anthem or remixing it as dance music is punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

Food Thing


Annual U.S. production: 332.3 million pounds

In the United States, Swiss cheese is typically an imitation of Switzerland’s Emmental, a medium-hard cheese known for its signature holes (or “eyes”).

This yellow, medium-hard cheese is slightly sweet and nutty in flavor, and because of its mild flavor and versatile texture, is often served alongside other cheeses. But it also has plenty of admirers all on its own.

Fun fact: By manipulating acidity, temperature and curing time, cheesemakers can control the size of Swiss cheese holes. The larger the holes, the more pronounced the flavor.

Swiss is also one of the healthier cheeses you’ll find. So eat up!

Movie/TV Trivia

The Social Network

During one of the depositions, it is mentioned that the invention of Facebook made Mark Zuckerberg "the biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two future Olympians, and a movie star." One of the lawyers then asks, "Who was the movie star?" and the response is, "Does it matter?" This movie star was, in fact, Natalie Portman, who was enrolled at Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin by providing him insider information about goings-on at Harvard at the time Facebook first appeared there.

Movie/TV Quote

"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"

On Golden Pond, 1981

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