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Daily Quote

"How I feel when there’s no coffee? Depresso."

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Joke of the Day

He drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends.

Fun Fact

The United States Navy has started using Xbox controllers for their periscopes.

You read that right – because the control stick for periscopes is so complicated, using Xbox controllers reduces the learning time from hours to minutes.

Another bonus: Xbox controllers cost $37,980 less!

History Fact

Genghis Khan was tolerant of all religions.

Back then, the world was a very intolerant place. More often than not, conquering warlords and emperors weren’t open to religions other than their own.

Genghis Khan was very different from other conquerors though in many different ways.

One was his interest in learning philosophical and moral lessons from other religions.

Despite being a Tengrist, he often consulted with Buddhist monks, Muslims, Christian missionaries, and Taoist monks.

Movie/TV Trivia

Zero Dark Thirty

James Gandolfini sent a note to Leon Panetta before the film came out, writing, "I'm very sorry about everything. I apologize. You're like my father, so you'll find something to be angry about, but please let me know." Months later, as the film was in the middle of awards season in early January, screenwriter Mark Boal told Gandolfini, "Leon Panetta would like your phone number because he doesn't know how to get in touch with you." The actor replied "He's the head of the CIA! He can't find me? Come on, really?!"

Movie/TV Quote

"Wax on, wax off."

The Karate Kid, 1984

Conversation Starter

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?

Writing Prompt

Would You Want to Be a Tween or Teen Star?

Weird Laws

California

Look, you can have as many frogs for as many frog-jumping contests as you want. But if any of them die, you may not eat them. Go to Alaska if you want to do that shit.

Food Thing

Mozzarella in Carrozza at Rosticceria Gislon in Venice, Italy

Think of mozzarella in carrozza (literally: mozzarella in a carriage) as a deep-fried ham-and-cheese sandwich. This inexpensive local spot serves the Venetian battered-and-fried specialty piping hot — perfect for satiating your hunger and pleasing your Instagram followers.