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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”


Kobe Bryant


Joke

I'm so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!


Fun Fact

The red-billed quelea is the most common bird on Earth.

 

There may not be any red-billed queleas in your neighborhood, but that's not because there aren't an abundance of them. These birds, which live in sub-Saharan Africa, are considered "agricultural pests" because their massive flocks can obliterate entire crops. Although their numbers fluctuate, there are around 1 to 10 billion queleas, which leads scientists to believe that there are more of them than any other bird on Earth, according to Audobon.


Reading Fact

Your eyes look in different directions when reading


Incredible, but true! When reading, each of our eyes looks at a different letter 50% of the time. Moreover, the lines of sight can both intersect and diverge.


History Fact

Gold Teeth


George Washington, however, had luxury dentures: they were reportedly made out gold, lead, and ivory, and were a mix of human and animal chompers. But no wood! 


Movie/TV Trivia

For all the talk of John Carter‘s $200m write-off, the worldwide box office is slowly catching up with the budget. Disney can’t say the same for 2011’s Mars Needs Moms which ended with a gulf of $112m between costs and ticket sales. Note to Disney: keep away from the red planet.


Movie/TV Quote

"They called me Mr. Glass."


Unbreakable (2000)


How do you both follow up one of the most shocking twist endings of the '90s and one of the most quotable horror one-liners of all time? If you're filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, you escape the shadow of "Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time" and "I see dead people" by writing a moody, somber family drama that reveals itself to actually be a moody, somber superhero origin story. "They called me Mr. Glass," whispers Samuel L. Jackson's tragically villainous Elijah Price in Unbreakable's final moment, James Newton's haunting score swelling in the background as the audience figures out the deception at the heart of the story. The film was considered an odd move at the time, failing to recapture the critical and commercial highs of The Sixth Sense, but Unbreakable's passionate defenders responded to the emotionally rich mix of melodrama and pulp, and Shyamalan got the last laugh, eventually continuing the story with the less quotable thrillers Split and Glass.


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