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Daily Quote

"I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

Mark Twain

Writing Prompt

What National or International Events That You Lived Through Do You Remember Best?

Conversation Starter

What is the weirdest food combination you’ve ever tried?

Joke of the Day

Waking up this morning was an eye-opening experience.

Fun Fact

An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.

Never underestimate an eagle!

History Fact

During World War I, the French built a “fake Paris”.

Complete with a replica Champs-Elysées and Gard Du Nord, this “fake Paris” was built by the French towards the end of WWI. It was built as a means of throwing off German bomber and fighter pilots flying over French skies.

It also even had a fake railway that lit up at certain points to provide the illusion from above of a train moving along the tracks!

Weird Laws

VIRGINIA

An odd law still on the books suggests Virginia is for prudes, not lovers. "Fornication" (or sex) is completed banned, except for married couples. It's punishable as a misdemeanor.

Food Thing

Fried Burrata at HandCraft Kitchen and Cocktails in New York City

Burrata is already a creamy dream, but cover it with truffles and deep-fry it, and it becomes an experience. This hip cocktail bar is famous for its decadent appetizer, which is served with a touch of arugula (so you can trick yourself into thinking you're eating salad).

Movie/TV Trivia

Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

All the actors playing vampires were required to hang upside down for up to thirty minutes at a time during the make-up application. This would force all the blood in their bodies to rush to their heads, causing the blood vessels in their faces to bulge out. The make up artists would then trace over the swollen veins creating the eerie translucent-skinned vampire look. Unfortunately for the actors, they would have to repeat the process several times over, as the blood would quickly drain from their heads. This, in part, accounts for the lengthy make-up process.

Movie/TV Quote

"It was Beauty killed the Beast."

King Kong, 1933