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Quote

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”


Albert Einstein


Joke

Why is Peter Pan always flying?


He neverlands.


Fun Fact

Muhammad is thought to be the most popular name in the world.

 

Step aside John, James, Mary, and Jane—the most popular name in the world is believed to be Muhammad. According to the Independent, an estimated 150 million men and boys around the world share this name. The popularity is thanks to a Muslim tradition of naming each first-born son after the Islamic prophet.


Reading Fact

Toni Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford. She adopted the name Toni for her saint – Anthony – at age 12, after converting to Catholicism. Sadly, she came to regret using a pen name. She worried that it made her sound “like a teenager” and it she felt “ruined” by it. Still, her closest friends and family continued to call her Chloe until her death, and the pseudonym allowed her to keep her professional and personal lives separate.


History Fact

Basically Everything About Thanksgiving Is a Lie

 

You know that happy meal between Native Americans and the Pilgrims where everyone bonded? Well, the real story of Thanksgiving is awful, and actually consisted of plagues and violence and murder. Also, there's no evidence turkey was actually served—or that native people were invited to the meal.


Movie/TV Trivia

Enya was James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic.


Movie/TV Quote

“Worrying means you suffer twice.”


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them


Conversation Starter

How fast do you read?


Writing Prompt

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