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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”


George Clooney


Joke

I thought about going on an all-almond diet… But that's just nuts!


Fun Fact

More people speak Mandarin Chinese than any other language.

 

With around 950 million native speakers and an additional 200 million people speaking Mandarin Chinese as a second language, it's the most popular language in the world.


Reading Fact

Reading reduces stress


We’ve all felt that ourselves. Reading a good book after a long and stressful day works wonders on our state of mind. Studies have actually shown that leafing through a book can be up to 600% more efficient in relieving stress than playing a video game and 300% more efficient than going for a walk. Now that’s a fun fact about reading.


According to a 2009 study conducted by the University of Sussex, only 6 minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by up to 68%. It is quicker and works better than many other stress-lowering methods like listening to music or drinking a cup of tea.


History Fact

Fly Catchers


As if fanning someone all day with a leaf wasn’t hard enough work, in Ancient Egypt, servants were often lathered in honey to keep flies attracted to them and not the Pharaoh.


Movie/TV Trivia

Michael Smiley aka Tyres from Spaced can be seen as one of the zombies outside The Winchester in Shaun of the Dead in full Tyres get-up.


Movie/TV Quote

"In one of our designs even these mosquito bites will look like juicy, juicy mangoes!"


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)


There's simply a funny melody to the backhanded insult a seamstress directs toward aspiring soccer star Jess (Parminder Nagra) in Bend It Like Beckham when she's miserably getting fitted for a sari. Jess' sister is chided by their mother for wanting her garment to act as a push-up bra, but the older women are desperate for Jess to show off any of her body. It's a miniature encapsulation of the notions of womanhood our heroine battles against over the course of the movie.


Conversation Starter

Which app seemed like magic the first time you used it?


Writing Prompt

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