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“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Leonardo Da Vinci


England doesn't have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool

Fun Fact

In 2014, Sony made a cassette tape that can store 185TB of data!

Reading Fact

Among people who donate money and goods, 82% are readers, and 66% non-readers.

History Fact

Since 1945, all British tanks are equipped with tea-making facilities.


Before this time, British tank crews had to exit their armored vehicles when they wanted to make a quick coffee.

On the road to Caen in 1944, a German Tiger tanked ambushed and destroyed a parked column of almost thirty armored British vehicles in 15 minutes whilst the crew were having an impromptu tea break.

This made the British high command realize if tank crews could make a brew on the go, then they wouldn’t be susceptible to being caught with their pants down and their kettles out by the enemy.

So after this, the next British-designed battle tank, the Centurion, came with a boiler fitted to the interior powered by the tank’s electric circuits so the crew would never be short of a lovely warm cup of tea!

Movie/TV Trivia

Jim Caviezel was struck by lightening while he was on the cross in, Passion of the Christ.

Movie/TV Quote

"Look at me. Look at me. I am the captain now."

Captain Phillips (2013)

It's the soft menace and iron-hard gaze of Barkhad Abdi (then in his first-ever film role) that gives one of his opening lines its simple terror. After hijacking the merchant mariner Maersk Alabama, he holds its captain, played by Tom Hanks, at gunpoint, explaining the situation in the simplest possible terms. He's the captain now. That's it. The scene has, naturally, been memed so much that now all you really have to do is post the screenshot of Abdi's face with no text, and everyone in that Twitter thread explaining why letting your cats roam outside is a bad idea will know that you can take it from here, thanks. In a display of novice genius, Abdi ad-libbed this line in the moment, using the pirate instincts of his character to seize control of the scene.

Conversation Starter

What problems will technology solve in the next 5 years? What problems will it create?

Writing Prompt


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