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Quote

"Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise."


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Joke

Two windmills are standing in a wind farm. One asks, “What’s your favorite kind of music?” The other says, “I’m a big metal fan.”


Fun Fact

In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the British economy by dropping millions of counterfeit bills over London.


History Fact

Now They’re Stuck With It


The state of Idaho got its name after a mining lobbyist named George M. Willing proposed the name to Congress, claiming “E Dah Hoe” was Shoshone phrase meaning “Gem of the Mountains.” The truth, that Milling had just made the word up, which was only discovered after the name was in common use.


Movie/TV Trivia

Viggo Mortensen broke one of his bones during filming for Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers


Lord of the Rings fans will remember a very famous scene in the Two Towers instalment when Viggo Mortensen – who plays Aragorn – kicks a helmet then screams in pain before falling to his knees.

And there’s a good reason why Mortensen managed to make this scene look so realistic – he broke his toe whilst the cameras were rolling. Ouch! Check out the actor receiving treatment in the aftermath of the accident:

Apparently the actor hadn’t realised how heavy the helmet was and broke two toes after kicking the prop.

However, Peter Jackson decided to include the actual take in the final cut of the movie because he believed that it helped to convey Aragorn’s true anguish at believing Marry and Pippen were dead. Mortensen also got into trouble with the law during filming when someone spotted him practicing his sword fighting technique outside near a road.


The neighbours thought Mortensen was some kind of lunatic with a weapon and promptly called the police!


Movie/TV Quote

"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"


The Jazz Singer, 1927


Conversation Starter

Have you ever been on a blind date?


Writing Prompt

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