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Daily Quote

"The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities."

Charles Dickens

Writing Prompt

How Do You Feel About Zoos?

Conversation Starter

What flavor of ice cream do you wish existed?

Joke of the Day

Many architects are good at coming up with concrete plans.

Fun Fact

Snakes can belch fire.

History Fact

The world’s most successful pirate in history was a lady.

Named Ching Shih, she was a prostitute in China. This was until the Commander of the Red Flag Fleet bought and married her.

But rather than just viewing her as a wife, her husband considered her his equal and she became an active pirate commander in the fleet.

Ching Shih soon earned the respect of her fellow pirates. So much so that after her husband’s death she became the captain of the fleet.

Under Shih’s leadership, the Red Flag Fleet consisted of over 300 warships, with a possible 1,200 more support ships. She even had a possible 40,000 – 80,000 men, women and children.

They terrorized the waters around China. The Red Flag Fleet were such a fearsome band of raiders, that the Chinese government eventually pardoned Ching Shih and her entire fleet – just to get them off the high seas!

Weird Laws

NEBRASKA

No person who is afflicted with a sexually transmitted disease can marry.

Food Thing

Processed Cheese

Annual U.S. production: 1.8 billion pounds

Processed cheeses are those made from real cheese and non-cheese products, like salt, food dyes, preservatives, extra dairy and emulsifiers (typically, the ratio is 50/50, though this can vary). These cheeses are usually sold wrapped in plastic and pressed into individually wrapped singles, and they tend to be easy on the budget.

The most well-known processed cheese is, but of course, Kraft singles, which dates back to 1916 and has been a staple in school lunches and on grilled-cheese sandwiches ever since. Provel and Velveeta are also popular in the states.

These cheeses have something of a bad rap and sales have been declining in recent years as Americans embrace fresh and fancy cheeses instead (millennials, but of course, have been blamed for their downfall).

Still, processed cheese remains a popular choice in American households.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Hunger Games

On the set of the Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence told co-star Josh Hutcherson she could kick all the way over his head. Instead, she gave him a concussion.

Movie/TV Quote

"Snap out of it!"

Moonstruck, 1987