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Quote

"A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center."


Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


Joke

My friend's bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast


Fun Fact

Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex.

 

Because Mewtwo was in the Pokémon game, but Mew was only acquired through events at the time, Mewtwo was given the number 150, while Mew is number 151.


Reading Fact

Victor Hugo wrote the longest sentence ever printed in the novel Les Miserables.


Victor Hugo wrote the longest sentence ever printed and most noteworthy, the novel Les Miserables has a total of 823 words in one sentence. Above all, Les Miserables became one of the greatest novels in the 19th century.


History Fact

Women Were Once Banned from Smoking in Public

 

In 1908, New Yorker Katie Mulcahey was arrested for striking a match against a wall and lighting a cigarette with it. Why? Because this was a violation of The Sullivan Ordinance, a city law banning women (and only women!) from smoking in public. During her hearing at the district court, Mulcahey argued about her rights to smoke cigarettes in public. She was fined $5.00. Two weeks later, The Sullivan Ordinance was vetoed by New York City's mayor.


Movie/TV Trivia

Women Were Once Banned from Smoking in Public

 

In 1908, New Yorker Katie Mulcahey was arrested for striking a match against a wall and lighting a cigarette with it. Why? Because this was a violation of The Sullivan Ordinance, a city law banning women (and only women!) from smoking in public. During her hearing at the district court, Mulcahey argued about her rights to smoke cigarettes in public. She was fined $5.00. Two weeks later, The Sullivan Ordinance was vetoed by New York City's mayor.


Movie/TV Quote

"Difficult difficult lemon difficult."


In the Loop (2009)


Before Armando Iannucci was scripting some of the most wonderfully cruel dialogue on television for his Veep, he made In the Loop, a film spinoff of his British series The Thick of It, starring Peter Capaldi as the gloriously profane director of communications Malcolm Tucker. Like VeepIn the Loop is concerned with cogs in the political wheels of both Britain and America. At one point, the hapless Secretary of State for International Development Simon Foster (Tom Hollander) gets himself an invite to the Future Planning committee in Washington and encourages his underling Toby Wright (Chris Addison) to leave the room and gather information. "It'll be easy peasy lemon squeezy," Simon says. To which Toby responds: "No, it won't, it will be 'difficult difficult lemon difficult.'" The nonsensical phrase "difficult difficult lemon difficult" took off online (where people have a love for nonsensical phrases), continuing on its second life as an ideal expression of exasperation independent of the movie.


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