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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you."

Steven Wright

Joke of the Day

Dad, can you put my shoes on?"

"No, I don't think they'll fit me."

Fun Fact

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all banned in China.

Those aren’t the only ones either – over 8,000 domain names are blocked.

Other major banned social network sites include Pinterest and Tumblr.

History Fact

46 BC was 445 days long and is the longest year in human history.

Nicknamed the annus confusionis, or “year of confusion”, this year had two extra leap months inserted by Julius Caesar.

This was in order to make his newly-formed Julian Calendar match up with the seasonal year.

This calendar is a variation of which is still used in most places across the world today.

Movie/TV Trivia

Anna Karenina

One of Alicia Vikander's favourite experiences from the production was the filming that took place in the countryside outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. The temperatures soared below -40 °C, and she stayed in a cabin for five days that didn't have hot water and only featured benches instead of beds. Meanwhile, Russian security guards protected her and co-star Domhnall Gleeson from wild wolves and bears that dominated the deserted area

Movie/TV Quote

"It's alive! It's alive!"

Frankenstein, 1931

Conversation Starter

Do you prefer cold weather or hot weather?

Writing Prompt

Who Would Be the Ideal Celebrity Neighbour?

Weird Laws

Iowa

Imitation butter cannot be called butter or described with the words butter, creamery, or dairy, nor can you market it with images of dairy cows. It must be marketed as oleomargarine. Iowa does not tolerate Fake Butter.

Food Thing

Tripe – All Over the World

The stomach lining of various animals with a sponge-like honeycomb texture. Looks like some weird kind of sea plant life and has a peculiar and not entirely appetising rubbery texture. Served up with various sauces to add flavour or simply with an accompaniment like onions.

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