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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Some things are better left unsaid. Which I generally realize right after I have said them."


Joke of the Day

"Dad, did you get a haircut?" "No, I got them all cut!"

Fun Fact

A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.

You would think this would make them hard to spot, however since eggs are laid by the tens of thousands, it would be hard to miss a massive cluster of pea-sized octopuses!

History Fact

Albert Einstein turned down the presidency of Israel.

Einstein wasn’t a citizen of Israel. However he was Jewish. The German-born physicist was offered the post, but turned it down in 1952, saying:

“I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it. All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions.”

Movie/TV Trivia


Cillian Murphy worked with leading physicist Brian Cox to learn all about advanced physics. This included touring the CERN facility in Switzerland and learned to copy physicists' mannerisms. Murphy ended up copying some of Cox's personal idiosyncrasies, such as his frequent hand movements. The actor also studied Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic The Wages of Fear (1953) to have an understanding of the type of suspense that Danny Boyle was attempting to create. Murphy has claimed that his involvement in Sunshine converted him from agnosticism to atheism.

Movie/TV Quote

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964

Conversation Starter

If your friend is sad, what do you do to make them feel better?

Writing Prompt

Would You Want to Grow Up in the Public Eye?

Weird Laws


No silly string in Southington unless it’s in the privacy of your home. It was apparently quite some journey to get this on the books back in the day, so respect the law even if you probably wouldn’t be, like, prosecuted for violating it.

Food Thing

Mozzarella Sticks at Cosa Buona in Los Angeles

Good mozzarella sticks have a cheese pull no other dish can rival, and Cosa Buona boasts the best pull of all. The sticks were in fact specifically designed to stretch: The chef experimented with several different cheeses before settling on a low-moisture smoked mozz that he claims can extend up to 15 feet.

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