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Daily Quote

"There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."

Steven Wright

Joke of the Day

Dad, can you put the cat out?

I didn't know it was on fire.

Fun Fact

The Battle of Hastings didn’t take place in Hastings.

The famous Battle of Hastings actually took place 7 miles from Hastings in a town that is today known as Battle. Fitting, right?

You may also like these fun facts about The Battle of Hastings.

History Fact

One man survived both the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and then later Nagasaki.

as a 29-year-old Naval Engineer on a three-month business trip to Hiroshima. On August the 6th 1945, the Enola Gay dropped its atomic payload on the city.

Yamaguchi was less than 2 miles from ground zero and was thrown into a potato patch.

He survived the blast and was able to make a perilous journey through the devastated city to the railway station.

Here, on August the 7th, he boarded a train on an overnight ride to his hometown of Nagasaki.

On the morning of August 9th, he was with some colleagues in an office building when another boom split the sound barrier. A flash of white light filled the sky.

Yamaguchi emerged from the wreckage with only minor injuries on top of his current injuries. He had survived two nuclear blasts in two days.

Movie/TV Trivia

Boyhood

Richard Linklater cast his daughter Lorelei Linklater as Samantha because she was always singing and dancing around the house and wanted to be in his movies. At about the third or fourth year of filming, she lost interest and asked for her character to be killed off. Linklater refused, saying it was too violent for what he was planning (Lorelei eventually regained her enthusiasm and continued with the project).

Movie/TV Quote

"I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?"

Goodfellas, 1990

Conversation Starter

What is your favourite part about school?

Your least favourite?

Writing Prompt

What Do You Want Your Obituary to Say?

Weird Laws

Louisiana

You can’t order goods or services for someone who doesn’t know to expect said goods or services -- like ordering someone a surprise pizza. This one had me a bit shook because I’ve done this before. This is a nice thing to do! Also, don’t steal any crayfish while you’re in Louisiana.

Food Thing

Black Pudding (Blood Sausage) – Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe

Pretty widely available, really. Still, there are a large number of people who find the idea revolting. And silly people they are as the finished product is tasty. Congealed blood cooked up with various natural flavourings, thickening agents like suet and breadcrumbs and stuffed into a sausage skin – lush!