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Daily Quote

"Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches."

Wanda Hope Carter

Joke of the Day

Wanna hear a joke about paper?

Never mind—it's tearable.

Fun Fact

Nutella was invented during WWII, when hazelnuts were mixed into chocolate to extend chocolate rations.

In an effort to extend his chocolate rations during World War Two, an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate.

The final Nutella product was created by his son who decided to perfect the recipe.

History Fact

Liberty Steaks

Because the name sounded too German, Americans used to call hamburgers “Liberty Steaks” during World War II. So the whole French Fries/Freedom Fries fiasco was really just a sequel.

Movie/TV Trivia

Ripley’s daughter in the Special Edition of Aliens is played by Sigourney Weaver’s mum.

Movie/TV Quote

"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Gladiator, 2000

Conversation Starter

Do you think your priorities have changed since you were younger?

Writing Prompt

How Well Do You Perform Under Pressure?

Weird Laws

Alabama: No stink bombs or confetti

If you're a stodgy school principal from a 1980s film, consider moving to Mobile, Alabama: Stink bombs, "funk balls," and any object "the purpose of which is to create disagreeable odors" are strictly illegal there. Also illegal: “spray string,” confetti, and bathing in public fountains. Think you're innocent? You're probably breaking one of these real marriage laws right now.

Food Thing

Sannakji – South Korea

Another one that ranks high on the cruelty scale, this dish involves hacking the tentacles off a baby octopus and serving them up to the customer, still wriggling. We can take solace that on occasion the tentacles get revenge and choke the consumer. They have suckers on those things… didn’t you realise?

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