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"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."

Lucille Ball


Is this pool safe for diving? It deep ends.

Fun Fact

The United States Navy has started using Xbox controllers for their periscopes.

You read that right – because the control stick for periscopes is so complicated, using Xbox controllers reduces the learning time from hours to minutes.

Another bonus: Xbox controllers cost $37,980 less!

History Fact

Paul Revere Never Actually Shouted, "The British Are Coming!"

While everyone knows the story of Revere's famous ride in which he was said to have warned colonial militia of the approaching enemy by yelling "The British are coming!" This is actually false. According to, the operation was meant to be quiet and stealthy, since British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British.

Movie/TV Trivia

Blade Runner 2049

A visual effects company worked for a full year on the scene where Rachael (Sean Young) appears exactly as she did 35 years ago in Blade Runner (1982). Stand-in actress Loren Peta acted out the scene, and her appearance was changed through computer-generated visual effects to resemble Young.

Movie/TV Quote

"You've got red on you."

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Edgar Wright's zombie movie spoof Shaun of the Dead is full of recurring bits and visual gags: one opening scene is recreated midway through the movie with the added spice of zombie mayhem, and another great sequence uses stitched-together television clips to foreshadow the bloody mayhem that's to come. Throughout the whole thing, various characters pause their conversations with protagonist Shaun (Simon Pegg) to tell him, "You've got red on you," pointing to an ink stain on his shirt from an open pen in his pocket and, later, blood spatters from, you know, ganking the walking dead, turning a gory, gross horror movie trope into something hilariously mundane.

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