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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends."


Joke of the Day

I wouldn't buy anything with velcro. It's a total rip-off.

Fun Fact

Millions of birds a year die from smashing into windows in the U.S. alone.

The actual number is somewhere between 365 million and 988 million!

While the exact number of the bird population is uncertain, this comes out to about 2 to 10 percent of birds in the United States.

History Fact

A Clash of Kings

The four suited kings in a traditional deck of cards actually represent historical kings. Some of the assignations are in dispute, but largely the kings are thought to be: King David of Israel as the King of Spades, Alexander the Great as the King of Clubs, Charlemagne as the King of Hearts, and either Augustus or Julius Caesar as the King of Diamonds.

Movie/TV Trivia

Speaking of stunts, Alan Rickman was dropped a second early to get his true reaction to falling from the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.

Movie/TV Quote

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

Chinatown, 1974

Conversation Starter

What do you think people need to know about each other before they get married?

Writing Prompt

What Role Does Procrastination Play in Your Life?

Weird Laws

Connecticut: Pickles must bounce

A pickle cannot be sold unless it bounces. According to a 1948 article, this law became a necessity after two scheming pickle packers tried to sell pickles “unfit for human consumption” on the sly. Connecticut’s Food and Drug Commissioner at the time proclaimed that a real pickle “should bounce” when dropped from the height of one foot, leading to a new state regulation.

Food Thing

Cat – East Asia

Another household pet to be killed and served up on a plate. Like dog, it’s found in parts China and Korea, but unlikely to be found in many mainstream restaurants. Another one I won’t be trying… ever.

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