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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"The love of family is life’s greatest blessing."


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Joke

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon?


Great food, no atmosphere!


Fun Fact

More people visit France than any other country.

 

France is a beautiful country, filled to the brim with delicious wines, scrumptious cheese, and tons of romance. So it's no surprise that more people want to visit France than any other country in the world, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.


In 2017, the European country welcomed 86.9 million people. Spain was the second-most popular destination with 81.8 million visitors, followed by the United States (76.9 million), China (60.7 million), and Italy (58.3 million). La vie est belle!


Reading Fact

Hugh Beaver was the founder of the Guinness Book of Records.


Hugh Beaver managed Guinness Breweries in the 1950s went to a shooting party in County Wexford, where he missed his shot at a golden plover. In contrast, he argued it was the fastest game bird in Europe but

consequently couldn’t find a reference book that proved it. That’s why Hugh Beaver created the Guinness Book of Records.


History Fact

Cars Weren't Invented in the United States

 

No, it wasn't Henry Ford's Model T in 1908. The first car actually was created in the 19th Century when European engineers Karl Benz and Emile Levassor were working on automobile inventions. Benz patented the first automobile in 1886.


Movie/TV Trivia

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


Movie/TV Quote

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't."


Legally Blonde (2001)


Something people forget: Before Legally Blonde was 2001's movie of the summer and everyone was bending and snapping, there was a manuscript floating around, written by Stanford Law dropout Amanda Brown, about a stereotypical blonde from LA entering the cutthroat world of Stanford Law School to get her boyfriend back. Screenwriting partners Karen McCullah and Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, the duo responsible for the 10 Things I Hate About You script and the 2020 sequel Legally Blonde 3, took the novel, subbing in the chilly east coast Harvard Law for Stanford to up the fish-out-of-water juxtaposition, and blew up its premise into an early aughts cultural touchpoint. The opening song was everywhere, and for certain demographics -- i.e. teen girls -- you couldn't have a conversation without dropping a quote from the movie, which is indeed extremely quotable. Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods has many of the best lines, but none surpasses her defense of alleged husband murderer Brooke Taylor Windham, delivered in the first meeting of her law internship. Between Witherspoon's perfect delivery, her "aw, shucks" facial contortions, and the context of her speaking up about a case that seems cut-and-dried to everyone else, the "happy people don't kill their husbands" line perfectly sums up Elle Woods: unafraid and unapologetically herself in any situation, combined with an intuitive understanding of the law.


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