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Today's Dippit!


Daily Quote

"Out of difficulties grow miracles."

Jean de la Bruyere

Joke of the Day

I was going to tell a time-traveling joke, but you guys didn't like it.

Fun Fact

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.

Just a few months before his death, Van Gogh sold his painting “The Red Vineyard.”

It was sold in Brussels, Belgium for 400 francs.

History Fact

Chuman

In the 1920s, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov unsuccessfully attempted to create a human/chimpanzee hybrid by using artificial insemination. The various names for this hybrid? A Humanzee, a Chuman, and a Manpanzee. Pick your favorite!

Movie/TV Trivia

Ronald Reagan was originally announced as the lead for Casablanca. The proclamation turned out to simply be a ruse to keep the actor’s name in the press.

Movie/TV Quote

"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."

Airplane, 1980

Conversation Starter

When have you been the most happy?

Writing Prompt

What Is Your Personal Credo?

Weird Laws

West Virginia

The state has an honest-to-goodness swear jar. If you profanely curse, swear, or get intoxicated in public (that last one feels like it should have come with a few more details), you can be fined exactly $1.

Food Thing

Dragon in the Flame of Desire – China

The rather elaborate name above can be simplified down to yak’s penis. The Guolizhuang Restaurant in Beijing’s most (in)famous dish, it’s simply a yak’s penis roasted and served in elaborate fashion on a large platter.

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