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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life."


Sophocles


Joke

I cut my finger chopping cheese, but I think that I may have grater problems.


Fun Fact

During your lifetime, you will spend around thirty-eight days brushing your teeth.

 

This equals out to about 35.5 days in total.


At about two minutes per day, this equates to 0.1% of your life!


Reading Fact

The word "bestseller" for books was first used in Fools of Nature by Alice Brown in 1889.


The word “bestseller” for books was first used in Fools of Nature by Alice Brown in 1889. Furthermore, Alice Brown was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and best known as a writer of local color stories. Alice Brown was born on December 5, 1857,  and passed away on June 21, 1948, at the age of 91.


History Fact

Richard Nixon Was a Great Musician

 

The 37th president of the United States (and the only president to resign from office) actually was an extremely talented musician. He played five instruments in total: piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and violin.


Movie/TV Trivia

Speaking of stunts, Alan Rickman was dropped a second early to get his true reaction to falling from the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.


Movie/TV Quote

"Look at me. Look at me. I am the captain now."


Captain Phillips (2013)


It's the soft menace and iron-hard gaze of Barkhad Abdi (then in his first-ever film role) that gives one of his opening lines its simple terror. After hijacking the merchant mariner Maersk Alabama, he holds its captain, played by Tom Hanks, at gunpoint, explaining the situation in the simplest possible terms. He's the captain now. That's it. The scene has, naturally, been memed so much that now all you really have to do is post the screenshot of Abdi's face with no text, and everyone in that Twitter thread explaining why letting your cats roam outside is a bad idea will know that you can take it from here, thanks. In a display of novice genius, Abdi ad-libbed this line in the moment, using the pirate instincts of his character to seize control of the scene.


Conversation Starter

Do you prefer to watch movies in the theater or in the comfort of your own home?


Writing Prompt

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