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Daily Quote

"Knowledge is not enough, we have to apply it; wanting is not enough, there has to be action."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Writing Prompt

How Do You Try to Reduce Your Impact on the Environment?

Conversation Starter

What does your own personal hell look like? How about your own personal heaven?

Joke of the Day

The person who invented the door knock won the No-bell prize.

Fun Fact

Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

Alternatively, you can walk your dog for 45 minutes, which also burns 150 calories – and is much less painful.

You can also check out these other weird ways to burn calories.

History Fact

In the Ancient Olympics, athletes performed naked.

The athletes did this to imitate the Gods, but also to help them easily clear toxins from their skin through sweating after each attempt at a sport.

In fact, the word “gymnastics” comes from the Ancient Greek words “gumnasía” (“athletic training, exercise”) and “gumnós” (“naked”).

This translates as “to train naked”.

Weird Laws

NEVADA

Using an X-ray machine to determine a person's shoe size could get you in trouble.

Food Thing

Best Processed-Cheese Dishes in the U.S.

Honestly, it’s hard these days to find processed cheese in U.S. restaurants. Chains like Panera Bread and Cracker Barrel have swapped out processed cheeses for artisan choices like cheddar and Gouda. Even fast-food chains like Wendy’s and McDonald’s are making the switch.

The one notable exception? St. Louis, Missouri, which has had a longstanding obsession with Provel cheese, a processed mix of Swiss, provolone and cheddar. This fixation makes sense, considering the cheese got its start in the city; in fact, outside River City, it must be sold under the name “St. Louis-style cheese.”

Provel is the key ingredient in the beloved “St. Louis-style pizza,” pictured here, that's sold at Imo’s Pizza (and other pizzerias in town that have followed suit). Imo’s actually has locations throughout the Midwest, but the original outpost in the heart of St. Louis is the best place to go to try this regional classic.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Pianist

In order to connect with the feeling of loss required to play the role, Adrien Brody got rid of his apartment, sold his car, and didn't watch television.

Movie/TV Quote

"My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."

Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942

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