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Daily Quote

"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."


Walt Whitman


Joke of the Day

I tried to sue the airline for losing my luggage. I lost my case


Fun Fact

Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people in the world.

Though there are short people and tall people everywhere, Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people in the world, according to data compiled from various global sources by the Telegraph in 2017.


When taking both genders into account, the average adult is around 5 feet, 1.8 inches. People in Bolivia don't tend to be much taller, with an average adult height of 5 feet, 2.4 inches. The tallest people among us live in the Netherlands, where the average adult height is 6 feet.


History Fact

When Marcus Crassus died, molten gold was poured down his throat.

Marcus Licinius Crassus was known as the wealthiest man in Rome during his life.

The son of a Consul of Rome, Crassus fought in Sulla’s Civil War, played a key part in defeating Spartacus and ending the Third Servile War, and formed the first Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great.


A shrewd man, throughout all he did Crassus accumulated more and more wealth – and it was his thirst for wealth that would eventually lead to his downfall.


Leading his troops in an ill-fated conquest of Parthia (modern-day Iran), Crassus and his forces were brutalized and bested by the Parthians time and time again.


After an unsuccessful parley for peace with the Parthian leaders, Crassus was killed. The Parthians poured molten gold down his throat, as a symbol of his thirst for wealth.


Some even say that his gilded head and hands were sent to the Parthian King to keep as trophies of his victory against Crassus and Rome.


Movie/TV Trivia

Dirk Diggler’s penis in Boogie Nights measured 13 inches, half an inch more than its inspiration, John Holmes. Michael Fassbender’s wang has yet to be measured. Except, presumably, by Michael Fassbender.


Movie/TV Quote

"It was Beauty killed the Beast."

King Kong, 1933


Conversation Starter

What’s something not many people know about you?


Writing Prompt


Weird Laws

New York: Sales tax for sliced bagels

If you order a sliced bagel in New York City, fuhgeddabout a square deal: “altered” bagels (sliced, toasted, or served with cream cheese, etc.) carry an eight cent sales tax. Uncut bagels are typically tax exempt. Here's the state with the most psychopaths in the U.S.


Food Thing

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