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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing."

Maxime Lagacé

Joke of the Day

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

Fun Fact

The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds.

It might seem safe to assume that the Canary Islands were named after canary birds, but the location was actually named after dogs. Although it's off the coast of northwestern Africa, the archipelago is actually part of Spain. In Spanish, the area's name is Islas Canarias, which comes from the Latin phrase Canariae Insulae for "island of dogs." World facts related to dogs? Now those we can get behind!

History Fact

The UK government collected postcards as intelligence for the D-Day landings.

Starting in 1942, the BBC issued a public appeal for postcards and photographs of mainland Europe’s coast, from Norway to the Pyrenees.

This was an intelligence-gathering exercise. Initiated by Lieutenant General Frederick Morgan, he was searching for the hardest beaches to defend.

The postcards were sent to the War Office and helped form part of the decision to choose Normandy as the location for the eventual D-Day landings.

Movie/TV Trivia

South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut only uses the f-word 199 times. Fuckers.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"

Midnight Cowboy, 1969

Conversation Starter

If your life was a movie, which celebrity would play you?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

New Mexico: Redefining indecent exposure

Let’s take a break to focus on what’s not illegal: walking around with your butt out. In New Mexico, “indecent exposure” is defined as “intentionally exposing [one’s] primary genital area to public view.” Buttocks are nowhere to be mentioned.

Food Thing

The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.


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