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Daily Quote

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

Will Smith

Joke of the Day

What did the traffic light say to the cars?

Don't look, I'm changing!

Fun Fact

The world wastes about 1 billion metric tons of food each year.

Food waste is a huge problem. How big? About 931 million metric tons. That's how much food that researchers with the United Nations estimate was wasted in 2019, according to the Food Waste Index Report 2021, which surveyed 54 countries, finding that the majority of wasted food (61%) comes from homes while restaurants and other food services produce 26% of wasted food. Grocery stores make up just 13% of food waste. If you need a pick-me-up, read through these 50 Feel-Good Facts Guaranteed to Make You Smile.

History Fact

In 1917, Margaret Sanger was jailed for one month for establishing the first birth control clinic.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Bridge Explosion in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Had to Be Shot Twice

The big scene in this Spaghetti Western classic—when Blondie and Tuco blow up the bridge leading to the cemetery where the gold is believed to be buried—had to be shot twice. A misunderstanding led to the dynamite around the bridge being detonated before cameras were ready to catch it, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt and the whole thing to be shot again.

Movie/TV Quote

"Are you watching closely?"

The Prestige (2006)

Conversation Starter

What is the best room in your house? Why?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Mississippi: No limits on Big Gulp size

Mississippi believes in a person’s inalienable right to consume Big Gulps. Following former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s contentious attempt to restrict the size of soft drinks sold throughout the city, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law preventing his state’s lawmakers from enacting rules that limit portion sizes. Thanks in part to the “Anti-Bloomberg Bill,” one in three Mississippians remains obese.


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