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Daily Quote

"If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some."

Benjamin Franklin

Writing Prompt

What News Stories Are You Following?

Conversation Starter

Have you ever had a dream where everyone was in their underwear?

Joke of the Day

My friend's bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast

Fun Fact

Tennis players are not allowed to swear when they are playing in Wimbledon.

Because of this, line judges have to learn curse words in every language so they know when a player has violated the rules.

History Fact

An ancient text called the Voynich Manuscript still baffles scientists.

Hand-written in an unknown language, the Voynich Manuscript has been carbon-dated to roughly 1404 – 1438.

Some of the pages are missing, and some of them are foldable pull-out pages, while most pages have illustrations.

Hundreds of cryptographers and master codebreakers have tried to decipher it over the years with none succeeding to grasp its meaning or origin.

Weird Laws

WEST VIRGINIA

Don't attempt to substitute a hunting dog for a ferret in West Virginia.

Food Thing

Queso Fundido at La Condesa in Austin, Texas

Think of queso fundido as chile con queso's stretchier, gooeier cousin.

This delicious specialty found throughout central Mexico is broiled to create a bubbly, charred top. The version at La Condesa in Texas is made with a combination of cheeses, including a tangy goat variety.

Instead of dipping chips into this queso fundido, use a spoon to drizzle it over tortillas. Mas, por favor!

Movie/TV Trivia

Moulin Rouge!

Filming was halted for two weeks in November 1999 after Nicole Kidman fractured two ribs and injured her knee while rehearsing a dance routine for the film. Many of the scenes where she is seen only from the chest up, including "a real actress," were shot while she was in a wheelchair.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight."

The Devil Wears Prada, 2006