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Quote

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”


Oprah Winfrey


Joke

What do you call the ghost of a chicken? A poultry-geist


Fun Fact

A small population of Mammoths survived on the Wrangel Island until 1650 BC, about 900 years after the construction of The Great Pyramid of Giza were completed.


Reading Fact

This monastery in Egypt is home to the oldest continually operating library in the world, established in AD 565.


The library at Saint Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai is the oldest currently operating in the world, and has the second largest collection of ancient manuscripts and codices, just after Vatican City.


It houses several unique texts, including the Syriac Sinaiticus and, until 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest known complete Bible dating back to around 345 CE. 


History Fact

The World War II army of the US is the is the biggest army in history.

 

Due in part to the surge of wartime patriotism, and in part because of conscription, the US Army numbered 12,000,000 soldiers by the end of the war in 1945.


By 1943, the German military had reached 11,000,000 soldiers.


By the end of the war, the Soviet Union’s army (as formidable as it was) also reached 11 million soldiers.


Movie/TV Trivia

Peter O’Toole was nominated for eight performance Oscars and didn’t win a single one.

 

Movie/TV Quote

“The night is always darkest just before the dawn, but I assure you, the dawn is coming.”


The Dark Knight

 

I remembered this quote while going through a terrible time in my life, and it helped me get through the darkness and see the light.


Conversation Starter

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