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Daily Quote

"Farts are like children, I’m proud of mine and disgusted by yours."

Bill Murray

Joke of the Day

What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y

Fun Fact

While trying to find a cure for AIDS, the Mayo Clinic made glow in the dark cats.

This is due to their use a specific protein that was fluorescent green.

They used this protein to find out if their tests worked: if the animal glowed, the outcome was successful.

History Fact

The shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes.

Fought between Britain and Zanzibar, and known as the Anglo-Zanzibar War, this war occurred on August the 27th, 1896.

It was all over the ascension of the next Sultan in Zanzibar and resulted in a British victory.

Movie/TV Trivia

Ex Machina

Throughout the film, the colors red, blue, and green are prominently displayed in each scene (the green forest, the red brick hallway, the keypad's red and blue functions, etc.) This is a nod to the RGB color model, which is used to display images in electronic systems, such as computers. Ava, of course, being the main computer in the film.

Movie/TV Quote

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

Star Wars, 1977

Conversation Starter

How do you make friends?

Writing Prompt

What Challenges Have You Overcome?

Weird Laws

Maine

In a number of Maine counties, you can’t skateboard on the sidewalks. In Biddeford, at least, the fine is only $10, so if skateboarding on sidewalks is what’s in your heart you’ll probably be able to afford it.

Food Thing

Spam – United States

The famous mystery meat. It’s said that Spam is made from chopped pork shoulder meat, ham and potato starch, but who knows what ends up in there.