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“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.”

Kate Winslet 


Last night I had a dream that I weighed less than a thousandth of a gram. I was like, 0mg.

Fun Fact

Even though Froot Loops are different colors, they all have exactly the same flavour.

Reading Fact

The titular raven in Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic classic was initially supposed to be… a parrot.

Poe wondered how he could have his one-word refrain, “nevermore”, continuously repeated throughout the poem – and the first thing that came to his mind was a parrot.

The bird’s flamboyance, however, did not fit well with the grim nature of the work, and in the end, Poe decided to replace it with a raven. 

History Fact

Farting Around

Old Japanese scrolls show that in the 1500s, people used to engage in a funny but truly disgusting game where the players would try their best to out-fart the others! If I had a time machine I could only use once, let’s just say I don’t think I’d be going to kill Hitler… (I’d go to win a fart-off).

Movie/TV Trivia

The face mask in Halloween that Michael Myers wears is actually a Captain Kirk face mask spray-painted.

Movie/TV Quote

"I was perfect."

Black Swan (2010)

Few could have predicted that Darren Aronofsky's psychological ballet thriller would clean up at the box office, but damn did it ever, raking in $329 million against a budget of $13 million. Much of its popularity comes down to the chemistry (and the much-hyped sex scene) between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, with Portman in particular delivering a crazed, obsessive performance as Nina, a ballerina losing her grip on reality as she struggles to embody the Black and White Swan in Swan Lake. Aronofsky's films typically demonstrate his eye for an dazzling final shot (The Wrestler or Requiem for a Dream, for example), but there's no better way to end a movie about the hazards of perfectionism than with Portman's Nina bleeding, looking into the lights, and saying for once: "I was perfect." She's already speaking in the past tense, but that momentary feeling is all she's ever wanted.

Conversation Starter

What is the most disgusting thing you have heard about that happened at a restaurant?

Writing Prompt


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