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Daily Quote

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”


Leo Burnett


Joke of the Day

Why did the king go to the bathroom?


He wanted to sit on the throne.


Fun Fact

Goosebumps are meant to ward off predators.

Why do we get goosebumps? In this physiological reaction, small muscles attached to individual body hairs contract, which leads the hair to stand on end. We inherited this ability from our ancestors in part as a way for our (then) coat of body hair to capture air beneath it and in that way retain heat. But, as George A. Bubenik, a physiologist and professor of zoology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, explained to Scientific American, it also caused our ancestors to appear bigger than they were, helping to ward off predators when they were frightened or on the defense. With modern humans having less body hair, goosebumps no longer cause us to look that much more intimidating.


History Fact

In the 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler impaled 20,000 Ottoman Turks on long, sharp poles on the banks of the Danube.


Movie/TV Trivia

Dallas Buyers Club

The film's budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film's artists were able to work with that, and the film's Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar.


Movie/TV Quote

"Rock stars have kidnapped my son!"


Almost Famous (2000)

Conversation Starter

Who is the funniest person you’ve met?


Writing Prompt

What Are You Really Learning at School?


Weird Laws

New York: Sales tax for sliced bagels


If you order a sliced bagel in New York City, fuhgeddabout a square deal: “altered” bagels (sliced, toasted, or served with cream cheese, etc.) carry an eight cent sales tax. Uncut bagels are typically tax exempt.