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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore."

Hindu Proverb

Joke of the Day

The man who survived pepper spray and mustard gas is now a seasoned veteran

Fun Fact

There are more twins now than ever before.

You might think twins are a rarity, but they're actually becoming more common than ever. "From about 1915, when the statistical record begins, until 1980, about one in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2 percent," writes Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic. "Then, the rate began to increase: by 1995, it was 2.5 percent. The rate surpassed 3 percent in 2001 and hit 3.3 percent in 2010. [That means] one out of every 30 babies born is a twin."

Scientists believe this trend is due to the fact that older women tend to have more twins, and women are choosing to start families later. Fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization likely also play a role.

History Fact

Rasputin survived being poisoned and being shot.

Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and supposed holy man. He became friends with the last Russian Tsar and Tsarina.

Over time, he came to influence the Russian royals much to the displeasure of many members of the Russian nobility.

This, combined with his drunkenness and lechery, led to several Russian nobles forming a plot to assassinate the man.

They invited him over to one of their houses, gave him cakes and wine laced with cyanide all to no effect, and then shot him in the chest.

To their horror, Rasputin started to cough and they realized he was still alive!

How did they fix the problem? The nobles shot Rasputin two more times – once in the head. Finally they threw his body into the frozen Malaya Nevka River.

Movie/TV Trivia

The arty charcoal pic of Kate Winslet’s boobs in Titanic? Drawn by one James Cameron.

Movie/TV Quote

"You make me want to be a better man."

As Good as It Gets, 1997

Conversation Starter

How has our relationship changed since we started dating?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Montana: No "folf"

Anyone who’s driven through Montana has inevitably wondered, “how far could I throw a Frisbee over the plains?” Those who seek answers, avoid Helena; it is illegal to play “folf” (that’s “Frisbee golf”) anywhere not deemed a sanctioned “folf course.” Curiosity could cost you $500 or six months jail time.

Food Thing

There is an amusement park in Tokyo that offers Raw Horse Flesh-flavored ice cream.


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