"Life is about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives."
Joke of the Day
How does a penguin build its house?
Igloos it together.
J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy.
The name Hermione came from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale.”
Rowling says when she chose the name, she “didn’t want a lot of fairly hard-working little girls to be teased if ever the book was published.”
Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs used their slaves as fly catchers.
They would lather their slaves in honey, which would serve a dual purpose of attracting any flies to their slaves rather than themselves, as well as trapping and killing the flies.
For the role of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson flew from England to director Catherine Hardwicke's house to audition. There, he and Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella Swan, rehearsed the "Love Scene"/"Meadow Scene" on Hardwicke's own bed.
"Hasta la vista, baby."
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991
If you could have more friends, would you?
How Often Do You Leave Your ‘Comfort Zone’?
If you start performing onstage, you are committing to finishing that performance on stage -- you can’t abandon it mid-song. I came upon many strange and wondrous things while researching for this article, and the absolute strangest and most wondrous-est was the account of the 1987 court case that followed burlesque dancer Jimmy Lee Laedeke’s violation of this ordinance. Each minute you spend reading it counts as a minute of self-care.
Escamol – Mexico
Also known as ‘insect caviar’, this dish is made of the edible larvae and pupae of ants, harvested from the tequila or mescal plant. Considered something of a delicacy, it is said to have the consistency of cottage cheese and a buttery, nutty taste.