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Quote

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”


Abraham Lincoln


Joke

It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally


Fun Fact

In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the heads side was made which is legal tender in Canada. There was only 350,000 produced.


Reading Fact

In ancient Egypt, all ships visiting Alexandria were obliged to surrender their books to the Royal Library and be copied. The original would be kept in the library and the copy given back to the owner.


The impressive collection of the Great Library of Alexandria did not appear out of thin air – all ships entering the city were instantly stripped of all their books, and while in theory the government was obliged to reimburse the original owners, it would only do so sometimes and rarely adequately. 


History Fact

The Luftwaffe had a master interrogator whose tactic was being as nice as possible.

 

Hanns Scharff was a master interrogator who was very much against physical torture and brutality.

His techniques were so successful that the US military later incorporated his methods into their own interrogation schools.


Scharff’s best tactics for squeezing information out of prisoners included: nature walks without guards present, baking them homemade food, cracking jokes, drinking beers and afternoon tea with German fighter aces.

He even took trips to visit fellow POWs and swimming pool parties. And on some rare occasions even test flights of German fighter aircraft.


Movie/TV Trivia

Some Wookie suits were made from human hair


Movie/TV Quote

"Why so serious?"


The Dark Knight (2008)


Heath Ledger's Joker is undoubtedly the most chilling superhero villain ever put on the silver screen, and most of his menace comes from his lack of backstory, motivation, or anything that usually humanizes a villain just enough to impart a smidgen of empathy on the audience. The Joker, by contrast, is a total blank, delighting in making up stories about his horrific facial scars. The most memorable, whispered to a group of gangsters in a pool hall, involves his drunkard father carving up his face with a kitchen knife, laughing while repeating to him, "Why so serious?" It became a needling catchphrase of sorts, emblazoned on bumper stickers and Hot Topic T-shirts, the Joker constantly testing how far people will go to save themselves. Why so serious, when bringing out the worst in humanity can be so hilarious?


Conversation Starter

How do you think traveling to a lot of different countries changes a person?


Writing Prompt

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