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Daily Quote

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

Steve Jobs

Joke of the Day

Why is there a gate around cemeteries?

Because people are dying to get in!

Fun Fact

The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body.

It sounds like something out of a horror film, but it's all too real: The Elysia cf. marginata, a type of sea slug, has been found to not only survive decapitation, but to be able to grow a whole new body from it. Ecologists at Nara Women's University in Japan found that, a few hours after having their heads severed from their bodies, the snails' heads were already nibbling on algae as if nothing had happened. In about 20 days, one-third of the sea slugs studied had fully grown back their bodies—heart included.

History Fact

In Venice during the Renaissance there was a case where a rapist was given the choice of going to jail for six months, paying a fine, or marrying his victim. He chose marriage.

Movie/TV Trivia

Scream Was Originally Titled Scary Movie

While the Wayans brothers' spoof of Scream went with the not-so-subtle title of Scary Movie, they would have had to get a bit more creative if the movie they were sending up had stuck with its original title. Now-disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who produced the original, heard the Michael Jackson song "Scream" in his car and decided he liked that better than the title that the project had originally been given, and the name stuck.

Movie/TV Quote

"I was perfect."

Black Swan (2010)

Conversation Starter

Who is someone popular now that you really like? Why do you like them so much?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Missouri: Tarzans not welcome

Prankish Tarzans, be warned: In University City, Missouri, it is illegal to “swing upon” another person’s motor vehicle and honk their horn for them.


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