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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Babe Ruth

Joke of the Day

Why do birds fly south?

It's too far to walk.

Fun Fact

"New car smell" is the scent of dozens of chemicals.

Few odors are as pleasing as "new car smell"—and not just because it's nice to be in a brand new car. But while the scent may be strangely satisfying, the fact is that it's pretty much just a combination of 50+ chemicals (known as "volatile organic compounds") that are released into the car, decaying quickly over time. The concentrations found in a typical new car aren't dangerous, but among the VOCs that make up much of that new car smell are those found in nail polish, auto fuel, and petroleum.

History Fact

In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," included morphine.

Movie/TV Trivia

Bill Murray Was Considered for the Role of Batman

In addition to Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan, and Mel Gibson, Bill Murray was considered for the role of the caped crusader in the 1989 film Batman. That was, until director Tim Burton came on board and went with Michael Keaton.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm glad he's single because I'm going to climb that like a tree."

Bridesmaids (2011)

Conversation Starter

What are some things you want to accomplish before you die?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Minnesota: No pig greasing

Long winters can be boring, but that’s no good reason to hold a greased pig contest in your parlor. Since 1971, it has been considered a misdemeanor to operate, run, or participate in any activity where a pig is oiled up and released with the object of being recaptured—and the same goes for “turkey scrambles.”

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