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Daily Quote

"Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel."

Augustus Hare

Writing Prompt

What Cause Would Get You Into the Streets?

Conversation Starter

If you were in a circus, which character would you be?

Joke of the Day

I gave away my dead batteries - free of charge.

Fun Fact

29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day”.

This strange holiday spans back to the early 1900’s, where families would place a piece of cloth in their larders.

It’s celebrated in Europe and the U.S.A to bring luck & wealth to the household.

History Fact

The Vikings were the first people to discover America.

Half a millennium before Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, Viking chief Leif Eriksson of Greenland landed on the Island of Newfoundland in the year 1,000 BC.

The Vikings under Leif Eriksson settled Newfoundland as well as discovering and settling Labrador further north in Canada.

Weird Laws

NORTH DAKOTA

All members of North Dakota's Dry Pea and Lentil Council must be citizens. The organization was created in 1997 to promote certain agricultural industries.

Food Thing

Best Ricotta-Cheese Dishes in the U.S.

The most famous dish starring ricotta, known for its mellow and slightly sweet flavor, is lasagna (this dish also features mozzarella and parmesan, making it your best option for trying a bunch of Italian cheeses at once!).

For this, too, you can’t go wrong in any of the country’s Italian-American neighborhoods, where lasagna recipes have been passed down through the generations. But for the most critically acclaimed lasagna, head to Domenica in New Orleans, which makes what the Food Network has named the country’s most superb version of the meal. The differentiating factors here? Parsley-infused pasta sheets and a dash of red wine for flavoring.

When stuffed inside sugar-dusted rolls of fried pastry dough, ricotta cream is also what makes the Italian dessert of cannoli sing. Try the best cannoli of your life at Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End Italian-American neighborhood (nearby Modern Pastry makes a killer version too).

An indulgent version at Mike’s made with chocolate ricotta and chocolate chips is pictured here.

Movie/TV Trivia

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Nestlé provided 1,850 bars of real chocolate.

Movie/TV Quote

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

In the Heat of the Night, 1967

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