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Quote

“As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.”


Helen Keller


Joke

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator


Fun Fact

People don’t sneeze in their sleep due to their brain shutting down the reflex.


Reading Fact

The longest novel ever written is À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust, first published in 1912. It has an estimated 1,267,069 words.


Also known as Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time, the 13-volume-long masterpiece was published in 20th-century France. It is roughly 4,215 pages long and is comprised of an estimated 9,609,000 characters including spaces. An average reader who reads at 300 words per minute would have to spend at least 70 hours to finish this great novel. 


History Fact

One in 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.

 

The Mongolian Emperor was known for siring many, many children – at least 11!


Scientists conducted a study in 2003 which showed that one in 200 men share a Y chromosome with the conqueror.


This may not sound like a lot, but you should consider that there are roughly 3.7 billion men on the planet.


That makes a total of around 19 million men ancestors of the Great Khan!


Movie/TV Trivia

Paranormal Activity cost $15000 to make and has grossed $210 million so far.


Movie/TV Quote

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

 

 As someone with depression and anxiety, I honestly think of this quote quite often. I can’t control what happens around me, but I can find ways to control how I handle it, and what I make of it.


Conversation Starter

What kinds of food do you usually eat on your favourite holiday?


Writing Prompt

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