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Quote

"When you love what you have, you have everything you need."


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Joke

What happens when you go to the bathroom in France? European.


Fun Fact

The Paris Agreement on climate change was signed by the largest number of countries ever in one day.

 

When 174 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Earth Day in 2016 at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, it was the largest number of countries ever to come together to sign anything on a single day, according to the UN. The agreement aimed to combat climate change and accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed to strengthen the global climate effort.


Reading Fact

Stephen King has written a children’s book using an alias or pseudonym.


Stephen King has written a children’s book using an alias or pseudonym and reviewed it as himself. In contrast, the author Stephen King is much known to write horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels.


History Fact

Young George Washington Could Definitely Tell a Lie

 

There is a myth about a young George Washington that states that the president, when he was a boy, cut down his father's apple tree with a hatchet. When his father confronted him, he said, "I cannot tell a lie." Yeah—never happened. It first appeared in an autobiography of Washington, where the writer later admitted he was just trying to display the president's virtuous nature.


Movie/TV Trivia

The sirens heard in the casino scene in Swingers were police on their way to stop the film makers who were shooting without a permit.


Movie/TV Quote

"Boy, that escalated quickly."


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)


Will Ferrell was already a star by 2004, but his film roles to that point had mostly been secondary characters, a la Old School's Frank the Tank. Between Elf and Anchorman, Ferrell shot to superstardom, and Ron Burgundy became the legend the full title of the movie promised thanks to a string of one-liners and quotes that have been well worn in the 15 years since its release. There's "60% of the time, it works every time." There's "I'm in a glass case of emotion!" There's "I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch." There's "Milk was a bad choice!" There's "I'm kind of a big deal." And so many more. While many of these quotes made their way into everyday speech, the most universally applicable -- and the one that turned into a meme around 2012 -- comes right after the giant fight between all the rival news teams, a fight that ratchets up from knives and threats to tridents and death very, well, quickly. It's the kind of quote that can apply to any situation that spirals out of control: A night out drinking, a work meeting, a family reunion, a Twitter exchange. In a world that changes constantly and continues to increase the speed of our lives, "Boy, that escalated quickly" has only become more relevant, if kinda annoying, over the years.


Conversation Starter

Which do you prefer? Books or movies?


Writing Prompt

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