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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"No man is free who is not master of himself."


Joke of the Day

Why couldn't the astronaut book a hotel on the moon?

Because it was full.

Fun Fact

Although the TV show “Friends” is based around life in New York City, the entire show was filmed in California.

History Fact

The Roman lottery’s prizes were known and were damn savage at times.

Created by Emperor Augustus Caesar for the same reason, to fund government projects such as repair works, the Roman lottery came with prizes that were objects usually varied in value.

Pretty tame, right? Well, one Roman Emperor’s lottery prizes weren’t so friendly at all.

Elagabalus, who reigned between 218 & 222 AD (and we’ll come back to that whole “4-year reign” tidbit shortly) was known for his cruel running of the lottery.

At first, his lottery was pretty brilliant and had prizes such as slaves or houses.

However, not long into his reign, he started having lottery tickets catapulted into crowds of gathered plebs.

Oh, did I forget to mention that he also catapulted live freaking venomous snakes into the crowd along with the lottery tickets?!

What about the fact that, not after long, the prizes tended to be things like dead animals, death sentences. Even goddamn wasps and bees.

So, going to back to his short reign, it should come as no surprise that he made for a pretty nasty emperor and was assassinated after four years at the age of 18!

Movie/TV Trivia

Spirited Away is the only non-western animated film to win an Academy Award for best animated feature.

Movie/TV Quote

"I want to play a game."

Saw (2004)

Conversation Starter

How much time do you spend on the internet? What do you usually do?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

It is against the law for Taxi drivers in Halifax to wear shorts or t-shirts.

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