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"Family. Where life begins and love never ends."


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Joke

Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!


Fun Fact

The entire world's population could fit inside Los Angeles.

 

The world's total population is more than 7.5 billion. And obviously, that number sounds huge. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if every single one of those people stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they could all fit within the 500 square miles of Los Angeles, according to National Geographic.


Reading Fact

Reading may relieve anxiety and stress by up to 68%.


Reading may relieve anxiety and stress based on a study by the University of Sussex by up to 68%. Furthermore, reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles rather than just making a cup of tea or coffee during break time.


History Fact

President Abraham Lincoln is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame


Before the 16th president took office, Abraham Lincoln was declared a wrestling champion. The 6'4" president had only one loss among his around 300 contests. He earned a reputation for this in New Salem, Illinois, as an elite fighter. Eventually, he earned his county's wrestling championship.


Movie/TV Trivia

Orson Welles directed much of Citizen Kane from a wheelchair, after injuring himself on set.


Movie/TV Quote

"Are you not entertained?"

Gladiator (2000)


After contemptuously taking out a gang of burly fighters with a few swings of his sword, gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a Spanish general enslaved following the betrayal of the evil Commodus against his family and his emperor, lobs a blade into the stands. "Are you not entertained?" he shouts into the crowd when they scream at the hint of real danger. "Is this not why you are here?" His brazen disrespect for authority and skill in the ring cause him to become, of all things, a favorite of the people, leading him finally to Rome and the possibility of revenge. "Spaniard," they all chant, as he spits on the ground and strides away. Quoting Gladiator quickly became a pop-cultural signifier of annoyingness, but over the course of the next two decades, "Are you not entertained?" evolved into an enduringly funny meme.


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