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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul."

Thomas Merton

Writing Prompt

How Would You Like to Help Our World?

Conversation Starter

If you were on the run from the police for a crime you didn’t commit, where would you go?

Joke of the Day

What did the triangle say to the circle?

You're so pointless.

Fun Fact

So far, two diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest.

The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed in October 1977, and the last case of rinderpest was diagnosed in 2001.

History Fact

There were female Gladiators.

A female gladiator was called a Gladiatrix, or Gladiatrices (plural). They were rarer than their male counterparts.

Gladiatrices served the same purpose of executing criminals, fighting each other and fighting animals in Rome’s various fighting pits.

Weird Laws


A bingo game being conducted or sponsored by a commercial organization may not last more than five hours. However, non-profit groups can go wild.

Food Thing

Best Mozzarella-Cheese Dishes in the U.S.

Obviously, mozzarella is a key ingredient in just about any type of pizza — from your 99-cent New York slice to the more artisanal wood-oven variety found in trendy cities across the country. Paired with sliced tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt, it’s also a crucial part of the classic caprese salad.

You can find both dishes in basically every corner of the U.S., though your best bet is to head to an authentic restaurant in one of the country’s history-rich Italian-American neighborhoods (Boston, Baltimore, San Diego, San Francisco and Cleveland have particularly thriving “Little Italy” communities).

You’ll also find restaurants thinking outside the box with mozzarella. The recently opened Mozzarella Store, Pizza and Cafe in Chicago, for example, serves the cheese not just in pizza, but in a caprese panini, pictured here, and (yes) gelato.

This restaurant is also one of many across the country to spotlight burrata, a type of mozzarella made with cream, on its menu.

Movie/TV Trivia

A Clockwork Orange

During the filming of the Ludovico scene, star Malcolm McDowell scratched one of his corneas and was temporarily blinded. He suffered cracked ribs during filming of the humiliation stage show.

Movie/TV Quote

"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"

Braveheart, 1995

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