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Quote

"In time of test, family is best."


Burmese proverb


Joke

Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired!


Fun Fact The hottest chili pepper in the world is so hot it could kill you.

 

The "weapons-grade" Dragon's Breath chili pepper is so hot it's downright deadly. If you ate one, it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock, burning the airways and closing them up.


"I've tried it on the tip of my tongue and it just burned and burned," said Mike Smith, the hobby grower who invented the Dragon's Breath along with scientists from Nottingham University. So why make such an impractical pepper? As it turns out, the chili was initially developed to be used in medical treatment as an anesthetic that can numb the skin.


Reading Fact

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust was the longest novel written.


Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust was the longest novel written with an estimate of 9,609,000 characters. This piece of art made it in the Guinness Book of World Records for having 1.3 million words.


History Fact

John Adams Was the First President to Live In the White House

 

While the White House was under construction during Washington's term, he never lived there. It wasn't until John Adams took office that a president lived there. Interestingly enough, George Washington is the only president to date who has not lived in the White House.


Movie/TV Trivia

 Christian Bale based elements of his performance as Patrick Bateman on Tom Cruise after seeing an interview with the diminutive star. According to director Mary Harron, Bale said he saw “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes”.


Movie/TV Quote

"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?"


The VVitch (2016)


Robert Eggers' debut feature plunged its audience into the paranoia of 17th century New England by using actual language from that period. The script is full of antiquated phrasing that in turn makes the story of a family torn apart by suspicion and actual witchery all the more terrifying. But no phrase is more giddily unnerving than Black Phillip's offer to the teen Thomasin as the movie approaches its conclusion. The rest of her family has been ripped apart by the malevolent force pervading the woods, and she, bloodied, starts to commune with the Satanic goat. In a low voice he asks, "Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?" It's so simple and tempting, just like the devil himself. Thomasin is ready to give herself over.


Conversation Starter

What movie scene choked you up the most?


Writing Prompt

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