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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth."


Writing Prompt

How Well Do You Know Your Pet?

Conversation Starter

When people make mistakes about food (especially foreign food) do you feel the need to correct them? (i.e. sushi / sashimi or stromboli / calzone)

Joke of the Day

Velcro, what a rip-off.

Fun Fact

A cat co-authored a physics paper in 1975.

History Fact

We Don’t Need No Education

Next time your parents try to tell you to stay in school, tell them Harry S. Truman—they may know him as the 33rd President of the United States—didn’t have a college degree. I mean, he was the last president not to have one, and these days you can barely get a job as a receptionist without at least a B.A…but the point is, mom, that he didn’t have one.

Weird Laws


A statute on the books since 1931 makes adultery a felony — punishable by a maximum sentence of four years in prison and possibly a $5,000 fine.

Food Thing

Best Swiss-Cheese Dishes in the U.S.

There are a million ways to enjoy Swiss: on deli sandwiches, in grilled-cheese sandwiches, baked into mac and cheese, cubed on platters, the list goes on. But we suggest joining the “melted cheese renaissance” by trying Swiss in the form of fondue or a raclette.

Fondue, an Alps tradition dating back centuries, is melted Swiss cheese served in a communal pot, which diners dip cubes of bread into using a long-stemmed fork. The most well-known fondue restaurant in the states is Melting Pot, which has locations in 31 states. Outside this chain, “Food & Wine” lists Trestle on Tenth in New York City and Chinook Tavern in Greenwood Village, Colorado, as among the best U.S. restaurants for Swiss-cheese fondue.

Chinook Tavern is also an excellent place to try raclette, another interactive dish, which involves scraping hot Swiss cheese onto potatoes or dried meats. Raclette has become particularly trendy in big cities like L.A. and New York City, and is well worth trying.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Phantom Of The Opera

The doll in the Phantom's lair that is supposed to resemble Emmy Rossum is not actually a wax mold. It is Emmy Rossum. The production produced a mask of her face to use on the mannequin but when they put in the fake eyes it didn't look like her. She suggested to stand in as the mannequin instead. This was done by her being made up like a doll with waxy makeup on, and her standing very, very still.

Movie/TV Quote

"A martini. Shaken, not stirred."

Goldfinger, 1964

​Fun fact: This iconic scene has been parodied over and over again. In Casino Royale, 42 years later, Daniel Craig's James Bond will be asked, "Shaken or stirred" and Bond responds "Do I look like I give a damn?"

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