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"The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family."

Lee Iacocca


All chemists know that alcohol is always a solution

Fun Fact

When George Washington died, Napoleon Bonaparte of France gave a personal eulogy and ordered a ten day mourning period for France.

History Fact

Puts Things in Perspective

When the last woolly mammoths died out in 1650 BC, only about 4000 years ago. By that time, the pyramids of Giza were already a thousand years old.

Movie/TV Trivia

James Cameron helped to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the Titanic

James Cameron was so dedicated to exploring the Titanic shipwreck that he actually spent more time with the ship on diving excursions than the original passengers did who made the fateful voyage. Cameron was determined to get the look and feel of the movie right and needed to spend a lot of time underwater investigating the sight of the shipwreck.

In fact, Cameron’s attention to detail and commitment to authenticity helped to solve one of the greatest mysteries to plague the underwater wreck – namely the location of the missing grand staircase.

During filming, the movie set was built as an exact replica and included the original staircase. In one of the many scenes in which the Titanic is sinking, the prop stairs lifted up from their foundations and began to float towards the surface. Therefore scientists were able to conclude that after the ship had begun to sink, the staircase must have travelled up and out of the ship in a similar manner.

Movie/TV Quote

"Toga! Toga!"

National Lampoon's Animal House, 1978

Conversation Starter

What’s your favourite word?

Writing Prompt


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