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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."


Thich Nhat Hanh


Joke

Have you ever heard of an honest cheetah?


Fun Fact

Nutella was invented during WWII, when hazelnuts were mixed into chocolate to extend chocolate rations.

 

In an effort to extend his chocolate rations during World War Two, an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate.


The final Nutella product was created by his son who decided to perfect the recipe.


Reading Fact

The Library of Alexandria is considered the capital of learning and knowledge during the ancient period.


History Fact

Does That Make Me Crazy?


Sultan Ibrahim of the Ottaman Empire, a total nervous wreck and a generally unbalanced ruler, once had his whole harem—a total of 280 concubuines—thrown into and drowned in the Bosphorus strait.


Movie/TV Trivia

Dan Akroyd’s original script for Ghostbusters was set in a future where Ghostbusters were everyday figures of society like paramedics and firemen.


Movie/TV Quote

"That's a bingo."


Inglourious Basterds (2009)


Christoph Waltz's international starmaking turn as Colonel Hans Landa, an SS officer working in Nazi-occupied France, allows him to lay on his weasely, morally bankrupt charm throughout Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, but he lands on this gem right at the moment World War II can be won by the Allies. While almost all of Waltz's screen time features zingers delivered in three languages, this is the line that reveals how truly empty his soul is: He's smart, and has no conscience. As he presents his offer to Brad Pitt's Aldo Raine and B.J. Novak's Smithson Utivich, the perpetually cheery colonel tries his hand at an American expression. The result is a malapropism that belies the utter seriousness of the moment, and is instantly memorable; the war will be over that night, but Landa happily practices his American English as he preps a clean exit for himself. Even though Aldo corrects him, Landa's version is what lives on from Inglourious Basterds.


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