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Daily Quote

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas A. Edison

Joke of the Day

What snack should you make for the Snowman Holiday Party?

Ice Krispy Treats

Fun Fact

A narwhal's tusk reveals its past living conditions.

Much like the rings of a tree can tell you its age and provide clues about the life it has lived, so too does the long tusk of the narwhal. Recent research led by a bioscience professor at Denmark's Aarhus University has shown that this peculiar arctic whale adds a layer to its distinctive tusk each year. And not only do these layers offer insight into the age of the narwhal (they've been known to live up to 50 years) but the conditions in which they lived—such as level of pollution, temperature levels, and even what their diet consisted of. You are what you eat!

History Fact

Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and sold into slavery in the United States, Caribbean, and South America.

Movie/TV Trivia

American Psycho Was Inspired by Tom Cruise

Christian Bale explained that he drew inspiration from a Cruise interview on David Letterman's show, in which he was struck by the star's "very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes," as American Psycho's director, Mary Harron, put it.

Movie/TV Quote

"Kiss me, my girl, before I am sick."

Phantom Thread (2017)

Conversation Starter

What do you do to improve your mood when you are in a bad mood?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Massachusetts: No dancing to the national anthem

It is prohibited to dance to the “Star Spangled Banner” in Massachusetts, thanks to an excessively patriotic 1917 law. While you try to ponder what such a dance would even look like, find solace in the fact that this law could never actually be enforced, thanks to a slightly weightier document called the First Amendment.


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