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Daily Quote

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

Soren Kierkegaard

Joke of the Day

What is a pirate's favourite body part?

The booty!

Fun Fact

There's no such thing as "pear cider."

"Wait," you're probably thinking, "I had pear cider last week." Actually, "cider" is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apples, and only apples. Alcoholic beverages can be made from pears, but that drink is known as "perry." The drink was popular in England for centuries but fell out of favor during the second half of the twentieth century. That turned around in the 1990s when the drink was rebranded as pear cider.

History Fact

Vlad also enjoyed sopping up his enemies' blood with bread and eating it. This disturbing practice, along with his family name of Dracula and birthplace of Transylvania, inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Godfather

The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray that Coppola found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando's dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.

Movie/TV Quote

"Not quite my tempo."

Whiplash (2014)

Conversation Starter

What weird or useless talent do you have?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

North Carolina: Be careful with your doggie bag

Be careful what you put in your doggy bag: In North Carolina it is a felony to steal more than $1,000 worth of grease, and a misdemeanor to steal under $1,000-worth. Grease theft, it turns out, was a huge problem in NC before this 2012 law passed, with midnight grease-bandits persistently preventing Biodiesel companies from purchasing restaurants’ excess oil to convert into fuel.


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