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Quote

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."


Henry David Thoreau


Joke

Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use a honeycomb.


Fun Fact

Dinosaurs lived on every continent.

 

Back in their day, dinosaurs lived on every continent on Earth, including Antarctica. The reason we only find their bones in certain places, though, is that weather and soil conditions in those places were just right for the bones to be fossilized. Scientists also speculate that there may be many smaller-sized dinosaurs that we know nothing about because their bones were too small to fossilize well.


Reading Fact

J.K. Rowling’s original Harry Potter pitch was rejected by 12 different publishers before Bloomsbury accepted it.


But her struggles did not end here – she had to adopt the nom de plume J. K. Rowling, because, as her publisher argued, the title sounded like a boys’ book to him, and he believed boys preferred books by male authors.


“Over a period of nearly a year, the book was turned down by more or less every major publishing house in the UK”, Rowling’s first agent, Christopher Little, revealed.


History Fact

Successful Missions


In 1985, when Professor of Oceanography Robert Ballard announced he was planning a mission to find the RMS Titanic, it was actually a cover story for a classified mission to search for lost nuclear submarines. His team finished their mission before they were due back, so they spent the extra time at sea looking for the Titanic and actually went on to actually find it!


Movie/TV Trivia

Dallas Buyers Club

 

The film's budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film's artists were able to work with that, and the film's Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar.


Movie/TV Quote

"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'" 


Casablanca, 1942


Conversation Starter

What do you like most about your friends?


Writing Prompt

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