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"Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family."



What do you call a fish with two knees?

A two-knee fish!

Fun Fact

The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds.


It might seem safe to assume that the Canary Islands were named after canary birds, but the location was actually named after dogs. Although it's off the coast of northwestern Africa, the archipelago is actually part of Spain. In Spanish, the area's name is Islas Canarias, which comes from the Latin phrase Canariae Insulae for "island of dogs." World facts related to dogs? Now those we can get behind!

Reading Fact

Alice in Wonderland was based on a real 10-year old girl named Alice Liddell.

The famous novel Alice in Wonderland is based on a real 10-year-old girl. Alice’s full name was Alice Liddell, and her family was close friends with author Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). While on a boating trip, Alice asked Lewis to tell her a story. And finally, Alice in Wonderland was born on that day.

History Fact

George Washington Opened a Whiskey Distillery After His Presidency


Apparently, being the first president of the United States wasn't enough for George Washington in his lifetime. After his term, Washington opened a whiskey distillery. By 1799, Washington's distillery was the largest in the country, producing 11,000 gallons of un-aged whiskey. After the president's death, the business was no more, however.

Movie/TV Trivia

Shooting for No Country For Old Men was interrupted for a day due to a smoke cloud from the set of There Will Be Blood, which was also filming in the area.

Movie/TV Quote

"You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"

The Room (2003)

No piece of outsider art has had a bigger impact on film than Tommy Wiseau's masterpiece, which began as the fever dream of an obscure, fame-obsessed, inexplicably wealthy European of uncertain provenance and became the Rocky Horror Picture Show of the 21st century. No one will tell you the script is great, but in its complete lack of regard for narrative structure, common sense, and how humans interact, it achieves a brilliance that continues to draw audiences to theaters, footballs in tow. Just take a look at the few lines of dialogue surrounding Wiseau-as-Johnny's most famous line, which is cribbed from James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause:

JOHNNY: Why Lisa, why Lisa? Please talk to me, please! You're part of my life, you are everything, I could not go on without you, Lisa.

LISA: You're scaring me. [Stands up.]

JOHNNY: You're lying, I never hit you. You are tearing me apart, Lisa!

LISA: Why are you so hysterical?

JOHNNY: Do you understand life? Do you?

LISA: [Walking away] Don't worry about it. Everything will be alright.

One thing's for sure: Neither Lisa nor Johnny understands life, but in their ignorance they have stumbled on an eternal truth.

Conversation Starter

When was the last time you went to a movie theater?

Writing Prompt


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