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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"How does it help… to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?"

Seneca

Joke of the Day

What concert costs just 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback!

Fun Fact

Nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

Because the temperature in the Antarctic is well below zero, the urine can’t evaporate and just combines with the glaciers.

History Fact

Tug of War used to be an Olympic sport.

It was part of the Olympic schedule between 1900 and 1920, and occurred at 5 different Summer Olympic Games.

The nation to win the most medals in this was Britain with 5 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), then the USA with 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), while Sweden had one gold medal, France and the Netherlands had one silver medal, and Belgium won a bronze medal.

Movie/TV Trivia

Valkyrie

Germany has strict laws against displaying the swastika, though artistic displays are specifically exempt. Filmmakers usually use incorrect swastikas to avoid causing public outrage. The producer wanted swastikas for authenticity, so the crew posted warnings around the filming locations. Still, a local resident filed an official complaint with the city, who pressed charges against the owners of some filming sites.

Movie/TV Quote

"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."

The Help, 2011

Conversation Starter

What do you most like about yourself?

Writing Prompt

What Do You Do When You Encounter Obstacles to Success?

Weird Laws

Massachusetts

You can’t give alcohol to a hospital patient if they’ve been hospitalized for something alcohol-related -- unless it’s been prescribed by a doctor. Same thing goes for drugs.

Food Thing

Surstromming – Sweden

Baltic Sea herring fermented with just enough salt used to prevent it from rotting. Mainly found tinned in brine these days, when opened it releases such a pungent aroma that it usually needs to be eaten outside. Sounds delightful.

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