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Daily Quote

"God’s plans for your life exceed the circumstances of your day."

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Joke of the Day

What kind of shoes do ninjas wear?

Sneakers!

Fun Fact

A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.

If you consider how large a blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car, it’s no surprise that a small child, around 3-4 years old, could swim through the massive veins of a blue whale.

History Fact

During a Roman Triumph, soldiers sang lewd songs about their commander to amuse the crowds.

A Roman Triumph was a sort of parade. During this, a Roman General who had conquered new territory for Rome marched through the streets with his troops.

They showed off the spoils of war in front of huge crowds of partygoing spectators.

There were many customs that occurred during a Triumph. One of which was for the returning Roman soldiers to sing crude and banter-like chants about their commanders, to the amusement of the crowds.

One that survived history is from Julius Caesar’s Gallic Triumph. His soldiers sang something like: “Romans hide away your wives, the bald adulterer is here. We drank away your gold in Gaul, and now we’ve come to borrow more!”

Movie/TV Trivia

300: Rise Of An Empire

Though a large part of the film takes place on water and boats, the film was filmed completely "dry" with all the water digitally added in later.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Notting Hill, 1999

Conversation Starter

Did anything make you upset today?

Writing Prompt

What Work Went Into Reaching Your Most Difficult Goals?

Weird Laws

Missouri

In Jefferson County you can hold a garage sale only between the hours of 7am and 8pm. And it can’t last more than three days. And you can’t hold more than two per year. If you do happen to patronize a legally compliant garage sale and score a bow and some arrows, though, there’s a bit more latitude when it comes to the laws about target practice within city limits.

Food Thing

Part of the Australian ‘bushmeat’ family, this was another staple of Indigenous Australians in the desert. These can either be eaten raw, when it tastes like almonds, or lightly cooked, where its skin crisps like roast chicken and its insides take on the look and consistency of scrambled egg.