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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

Joke of the Day

Why didn't the hyena cross the road?

He was too busy laughing.

Fun Fact

Copper door knobs are self-disinfecting.

Copper and its alloys, such as brass, have long been popular materials for manufacturing door knobs. It turns out, this may not just because the metal's hue makes it look nice. In fact, the material has been found to kill bacteria. According to one study from the National College of Kathmandu in Nepal, "the metal ions denature protein of the target cells by binding to reactive groups resulting in their precipitation and inactivation. The high affinity of cellular proteins for the metallic ions results in the death of the cells due to cumulative effects of the ion within the cells." In other words, brass sterilizes the bacteria that can build up from all those (potentially unwashed) hands that grip it.

History Fact

Cameron’s Was Better

In 1943, the Nazis also made a film called Titanic. The film was an anti-British propaganda piece about the famous shipwreck, blaming American-style capitalism for the disaster. The RAF bombed the theater it was to be premiered in the night before the film opened, but it was well-received when it eventually premiered elsewhere.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Terminator

One afternoon during a break in filming, Arnold Schwarzenegger went into a restaurant in downtown L.A. to get some lunch and realized all too late that he was still in Terminator makeup - with a missing eye, exposed jawbone and burned flesh.

Movie/TV Quote

"Baby, you are gonna miss that plane."

Before Sunset (2004)

Conversation Starter

What do you think about game shows? Do you have a favourite one?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Virginia: No skunks as pets

In Prince William County, it is illegal to keep a skunk as a pet. Man, the law stinks.


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