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“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”

Jeff Bezos


I lost my job at the bank on my very first day. A woman asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over

Fun Fact

Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.

Reading Fact

In some libraries you can check out animal skeletons, Santa suits, prom dresses, and dogs, among many others.

Your local library might be offering much more than just books, audiobooks, or ebooks. Quite a lot of libraries lend home improvement, maintenance and gardening tools (to discover a tool lending library near you, click here), as well as various board games and toys. 

History Fact

The Vikings were the first people to discover America.


Half a millennium before Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, Viking chief Leif Eriksson of Greenland landed on the Island of Newfoundland in the year 1,000 BC.

The Vikings under Leif Eriksson settled Newfoundland as well as discovering and settling Labrador further north in Canada.

Movie/TV Trivia

Sean Connery wore a wig in every single one of his Bond performances.

Movie/TV Quote

"Now you're in the sunken place."

Get Out (2017)

"Yo, this is iconic," director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Jordan Peele told Daniel Kaluuya before shooting the scene in Get Out where Catherine Keener's eerie hypnotist Missy sends Kaluuya's Chris to the sunken place. Peele was absolutely right: It's more than the line Missy says to Chris as his consciousness sinks further away from his paralyzed body. Much like the movie itself, it's a metaphor about race dynamics in America and representation in horror films that's been picked apart (and memed) many times over. Chris's total loss of agency at the hands of a malicious white woman is a clear analog to the systems of oppression that have existed in this country since forever. It's far from the first dissection of this insidious societal mechanism on film -- but it's definitely the scariest, most jarring depiction we can think of.

Conversation Starter

What’s the best thing about traveling? How about the worst thing?

Writing Prompt


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