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Quote

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.”


Anonymous


Joke

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


Fun Fact

In September 2007, a guy named Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet seats with his head in one minute to create a world record.


College of the Ozarks doesn’t charge tuition. Instead, students work on campus at least 15 hours a week, and have two 40-hour work weeks.


Reading Fact

Former American President Theodore Roosevelt read at least one book per day.


26th President Theodore Roosevelt might be one of the most well-read men in all history – every day, he would read a book before breakfast, and depending on his schedule, another two or three in the evening (even during his presidency!).


Roosevelt loved exploring various genres – from Dickensian fiction to Greek history – and was a firm believer that one’s reading preferences changed with time and mood. 


History Fact

Hollywood moved from New York to Los Angeles to escape Edison’s patents.

 

Hollywood is globally recognized as the movie capital of the world. Yet it wasn’t always so.


The movie industry was originally based in New York in the 1800s, which was close to New Jersey – and New Jersey was where patent-master Thomas Edison was based.


Edison had patents on over 1,000 different things, including most of the technology needed to make high-end movies, and boy did he flex on them patents.


In short, if you wanted to be in the movie business, you basically had to go through Edison.


So the “independent” film-makers chose an alternate option to fighting Edison: fleeing Edison. And that’s what they did!


They moved to California, to an area of the country where the judges weren’t as friendly to Edison and his patents, and where the wheels of copyright law would take longer to roll over them.


Movie/TV Trivia

Hasbro denied Pixar the use of GI Joe in Toy Story when found that the GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid.


Movie/TV Quote

“I'll be back.”


The Terminator, 1984


Conversation Starter

What do you think of standardized tests?


Writing Prompt


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