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Quote

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


Maya Angelou


Joke

Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed


Fun Fact

February used to be the last month of the year, which is why it has the shortest number of days.


Reading Fact

The first ebook in the world is The Declaration of Independence, released in 1971.


In 1971, passionate technologist and futurist Michael Stern Hart was given access to a Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the University of Illinois. Inspired by a free printed copy of the Declaration of Independence, he decided to transcribe it into the computer.


He made the file available to other users of the computer network, with the annotation that it was free to use and distribute – marking the beginning of the legendary Project Gutenberg, an initiative dedicated to making books freely available in digital format.


History Fact

Adolf Hitler’s nephew fought against the Nazis in World War II.

 

Born to the Führer’s half-brother Alois Hitler Jr. and his Irish wife Bridget Dowling in Liverpool, England, William Patrick Hitler (later William Patrick Stuart-Houston) moved from the UK to Germany, but later in life moved to the US.


During the Second World War, he was drafted into the United States Navy where he served as a Hospital Corpsman throughout the war until 1947.


He was wounded in action and was awarded with the Purple Heart, and went on to gain American citizenship.


Movie/TV Trivia

After a slew of drug related offences, Robert Downey Jr. was a semi-blacklisted celebrity until Kiss Kiss Bang Bang reignited his career


Movie/TV Quote

“Elementary, my dear Watson.”


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939


Conversation Starter

What are some good and bad things about the education system in your country?


Writing Prompt

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