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"I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

Abraham Lincoln 


There's a new type of broom out, it's sweeping the nation.

Fun Fact

Queen Elizabeth can’t sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.


Queen Elizabeth visited the set of Game of Thrones, but because of an obscure rule, she wasn’t allowed to sit on it – the ruling monarch can’t sit on a foreign throne, even if it’s fictional, apparently.

Reading fact

Most of the people in the United States are book readers.

History Fact

U.S. President Zachary Taylor Overdosed On Cherries


After serving a mere 16 months in office, U.S. president Zachary Taylor passed away after eating far too many cherries and drinking milk at a Fourth of July party in 1850. He died on July 9th from gastroenteritis. The acidic cherries along with the milk is believed to have caused this.

Movie/TV Trivia

William Goldman’s original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch.

Movie/TV Quote

"The wrong kid died."

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

For a while it almost seemed like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story would be a footnote in the era of comedies defined by prolific man-babies Adam McKay and Judd Apatow. Thankfully, the years have been kind to this parody of tedious music biopics, especially considering Hollywood keeps making tedious music biopics. Walk Hard is now being appreciated as the masterpiece it is, and is used as a reference point whenever a new movie falls prey to the same clichés it lampooned. (Ahem, Bohemian Rhapsody.) Among those clichés: The unloving parental figure, who refuses to acknowledge that his son is a talented artist. "We kept noticing that most of the characters had the disapproving parents," Apatow said in an oral history of the film. You see, Dewey slices his brother in half during a playful machete fight, and his father will not stop reminding him: "Wrong kid died." Elton John may not have a dead sibling in Rocketman, but his grumpy father may as well be saying to him "wrong kid died" every time he serves up a look of disappointment.

Conversation Starter

What is the silliest fear you have?

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