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Daily Quote

"Nothing is impossible to a determined woman."

Louisa May Alcott

Joke of the Day

Why did the math book look so sad? Because of all of its problems!

Fun Fact

A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.

Because their tongues are attached to the roof of their mouths, crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out – although their very similar counterparts, alligators, can.

History Fact

The term “saved by the bell” does not originate from people being buried alive.

Because of bells attached to coffins back in the day, people wrongly assume that the term “saved by the bell” comes from people being saved by these coffin bells.

However, the term actually comes from boxing.

It comes from being saved from a knockout or countdown by the ring of a bell, which signals the end of the current round.

Movie/TV Trivia

Melancholia

During the Cannes Film Festival press conference for the film, Lars von Trier responded to a question about the use of Wagner's music, by calling himself a Nazi, and saying that he sympathized with Hitler. Despite apologizing for his remarks, he was banned from the remainder of the festival, and declared a persona non grata by festival organizers, a first in the history of the festival.

Movie/TV Quote

"Stella! Hey, Stella!"

A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951

Conversation Starter

Who is a celebrity you admire?

Writing Prompt

When Have You Ever Succeeded When You Thought You Might Fail?

Weird Laws

Minnesota

No contests where the point is to chase and catch a pig -- "greased, oiled, or otherwise." You also may not throw turkeys or chickens in the air with the intent to catch them. No word on whether you’re allowed to chase or throw any of the above without the intent to catch them.

Food Thing

Stinkheads – Alaska, United States

The fermented head of a king salmon, buried underground in for a few weeks and eaten as a pungent, putty-like mush. Fancy it?

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