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Daily Quote

"I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials."

Jean Reno

Joke of the Day

What did the fish say when he hit the wall?

Dam.

Fun Fact

Four people lived in a home for 6 months infested with about 2,000 brown recluse spiders, but none of them were harmed.

While the brown recluse is one of three spiders in North America with venom that requires medical treatment, they are hardly ever aggressive.

History Fact

Thine Mamma

Shakespeare gave us what many see as the perfection of the English sonnet, dozens of new words and phrases that we still use today, and a lasting oeuvre of work that we’re forced to study in high school. He also, in his infinite wisdom, gave us one of the very first ancestors of the “yo mamma” joke:

Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?

Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.

Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.

Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.

Burn!

Movie/TV Trivia

Executive producer of Toy Story and Chief Pixar shareholder Steve Jobs picked Bob Dylan as his first choice to write and perform the soundtrack to the film over Randy Newman.

Movie/TV Quote

"Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937

Conversation Starter

What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but are scared to?

Writing Prompt

Do You Take More Risks When You Are Around Your Friends?

Weird Laws

Iowa: No faking your butter

I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Misdemeanor! Any person who attempts to pass off margarine, oleo, or oleomargarine as real butter is guilty of a simple misdemeanor in the stat of Iowa, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $625 fine.

Food Thing

Central Appalachia's tooth decay problem is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, due to the beverage's popularity in the region.