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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”


Mahatma Gandhi


Joke

Why do trees seem suspicious on sunny days? They just seem a little shady!


Fun Fact

Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was not a man in a suit, it was actually a giant puppet.


Reading Fact

India is the country that reads the most, with an average Indian reading 10.7 hours every week.


According to the 2005 BOP World Culture Score Index, an average Indian dedicates over 10 hours every week to reading. Thailand and China come second and third, with 9.24 and 8 hours per week respectively. In comparison, Americans read half as much, with only a little over 5 hours a week.


On the other hand, individuals in Korea, Japan and Taiwan fall to the bottom of the list – at just 3.1, 4.1, and 5 hours dedicated to reading per week, respectively.


History Fact

Keys to the VIP


So Stalin has two Nobel Peace nominations, Hitler was a PETA-loving vegetarian, what else can surprise you? Well, Saddam Hussein was given the keys to the city of Detroit in 1980. Look, I don’t make the facts, I just tell them.


Movie/TV Trivia

Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel so he could star in Spider-Man movies.


Movie/TV Quote

"Dear 8-pound, 6-ounce newborn infant Jesus..."


Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)


To this day, we as a culture are still dipping into the quotable comedy behemoth that is Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Talladega Nights, but the single scene that's mined the most is Ferrell's Ricky Bobby delivering a rambling family prayer over a dinner of Dominos, KFC, and "the always delicious" Taco Bell. After giving thanks for his wife's 94/100 ass, his two sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, his best friend Cal (John C. Reilly) -- fistbump "shake and bake" -- and his wife's father with an open leg wound that smells bad, the dinner table conversation turns to how people envision Jesus when they pray to him. Ricky Bobby prefers the Christmas Jesus, and thus: "Dear 8-pound, 6-ounce newborn infant Jesus, don't even know a word yet... just a lil infant... so cuddly, but still omnipotent. We just thank for you all the races I've won and the $21.2 million -- Woo! Love that money! -- that I have accrued over this season. Also, due to a binding endorsement contract that stipulates I mention Powerade at each grace, I just want to say that Powerade is delicious and it cools you off on a hot summer day and we look forward to Powerade's release of Mystic Mountain Blueberry. Thank you for all your power and grace, dear baby God. Amen."


Conversation Starter

What is the strangest themed restaurant you have heard of?


Writing Prompt

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