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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.”


Celine Dion


Joke

This graveyard looks overcrowded. People must be dying to get in there!


Fun Fact

Around one in every 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.


During his lifetime between 1162 and 1227, Genghis Khan fathered countless children. And while we may never know exactly how many offspring the leader of the Mongol Empire had, scientists now believe that around 1 in every 200 men—AKA 16 million people—are a direct descendant of his, according to a 2003 historical genetics paper.


Reading Fact

Reading is like cardio for your brain


Your brain is like a muscle. Joseph Addison said that “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, and he couldn’t have said it better. Reading brings existing neural pathways to life and keeps your brain elastic and active.


History Fact

And Don’t Forget to Floss


Pour out another one for ancient dental hygiene: in ancient Rome, it was totally normal to use urine as mouthwash. At least they were trying to use mouthwash?


Movie/TV Trivia

An excerpt from Donald Kaufman’s script for The Three can be found in the end credits to Adaptation.


Movie/TV Quote

"I wanna rob."


The Bling Ring (2013)


Sofia Coppola's films aren't inherently quotable. In fact, arguably the most indelible moment she ever constructed revolves around an impenetrable whisper in Lost in Translation. (We considered putting that on this list, but we still don't know what Bill Murray said to Scarlett Johansson). The Bling Ring is an outlier. Coppola put her own stamp on the true and entrancing story of a bunch of teens who robbed celebs, the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, in the early aughts. There's perhaps nothing in her dreamy film as memorable as one of the real-life teens sobbing "Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers calling" into the phone on the reality show Pretty Wild, but one moment comes close: Emma Watson, blunt in hand, popping her hip to the side and whining, "I wanna rob," in an effort to get her friends to break into Paris Hilton's house.


Conversation Starter

What is the strangest app you have heard of or tried?


Writing Prompt

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