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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


Thomas A. Edison


Joke

My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home.


Fun Fact

People who are currently alive represent about 7 percent of the total number of people who have ever lived.

 

Here's another world fact to keep in the back of your mind: According to the Population Reference Bureau, since the time Homo sapiens first hit the scene 50,000 years ago, more than 108 billion members of our species have been born. And a large chunk of that number is alive right now. According to the bureau, the number of people alive today represents a whopping seven percent of the total number of humans who have ever lived.


Reading Fact

George R.R. Martin has said that comic book legend Stan Lee is “the greatest literary influence on [him], even more than Shakespeare or Tolkien”.


History Fact

Cowboys Didn't Actually Wear Cowboy Hats

 

Those big Stetsons that everyone associates with cowboys like John Wayne, Billy the Kid, or Wyatt Earp? Yeah. Cowboys didn't wear those. In fact, the hat of choice for the 19th century cowboys was actually a bowler hat. Go figure.


Movie/TV Trivia

The lights over the facehugger eggs in Alien were provided by Roger Daltrey and The Who. The band were rehearsing the laser show next door to Ridley Scott’s set.


Movie/TV Quote

“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have found my way to the goblin city to take back the child you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me.”


Labyrinth


Conversation Starter

Do you think people read more or less books now than 50 years ago?

Writing Prompt

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