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Quote

"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."


Confucius


Joke

My dad farted in an elevator, it was wrong on so many levels


Fun Fact

There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby”. It is a contact sport between 2 teams of 6 competing underwater in a pool to score goals while freediving.


History Fact

True To Message


Thomas Paine’s treatise Common Sense played a major part in swaying the American public in favor of independence, and it outsold any other book of its time, but Paine himself didn’t make any profit. Instead, he used his portion of the sales to buy mittens for American troops stationed in Canada during the American Revolution. He allowed anyone to freely reproduce the pamphlet, as long as they covered the printing costs.


Movie/TV Trivia

Harrison Ford ad-libbed one of the most famous scenes in Star Wars history


Remember the heart-breaking scene where Han Solo is about to be frozen? Princess Leia blurts out “I love you” and Solo simply replies “I know” before disappearing into the carbonite, unsure if he’ll actually survive the process or not.

This iconic scene wasn’t in the original script at all and was actually suggested by Harrison Ford. Ford told the director that his character should respond to Leia with: “I know,” because “it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny.”

The moment has often been cited as one of the greatest improvised lines in movie history. We’re glad Ford had that flash of genius because the original lines are a lot more underwhelming.


After Han kisses Leia, she says, “I love you. I couldn’t tell you before, but it’s true.” But Solo doesn’t say, “I love you” back — his line was “Just remember that, ‘cause I’ll be back.”

Definitely not as romantic! It just wouldn’t have been the same. Luckily the chemistry between the two actors was unbelievable since Ford and Carrie Fisher had an affair during filming of the three Star Wars movies…


Movie/TV Quote

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."


A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951


Conversation Starter

If you had a chance to eat dessert for breakfast every day, what dessert would you choose?


Writing Prompt


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