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Daily Quote

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”


Helen Keller


Joke of the Day

Have you heard the one about the student who was afraid of negative numbers?


He'll stop at nothing to avoid them.


Fun Fact

Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.

It is not known whether William Morrison had an ulterior motive for inventing the soft confection, but the dentist no doubt helped ensure others in his profession continued drawing in plenty of customers. In 1897, he partnered with candy-maker John C. Wharton to develop the cotton candy machine (which at the time was known as "Fairy Floss"), and it's been bringing kids cavities ever since.


History Fact

Mistaken Identity

In 1945, the British Royal Air Force accidentally sunk a ship full of holocaust victims. The ship, the SS Cap Arcona was being used as a prison ship to transport prisoners of Nazi concentration camps (Incidentally, the SS Cap Arcona was the very ship used to play the Titanic in the 1943 German film). Approximately 5,000 people died in the shipwreck—three times more than in the wreck of the actual Titanic.


Movie/TV Trivia

Star Trek

The sound of the automatic doors opening on the U.S.S. Enterprise, is a Russian train's toilet flushing.


Movie/TV Quote

"My wife!"


Borat (2006)


Conversation Starter

What’s the most underrated or overrated TV show?


Writing Prompt

What do you think about reality TV? Why do you think it’s so popular?


Weird Laws

Washington: No Sasquatch poaching

It is illegal to poach a Sasquatch in at least two Washington counties. In 1991, Whatcom Country declared its roughly one million acres of land an official Sasquatch Protection and Refuge Area, giving our nation its first Bigfoot Sanctuary. If Bigfoot exists, lawmakers reasoned, it would be an endangered species, and therefore in need of protection. For this reason, Skamania County has considered Bigfoot-poaching a felony since 1969—still punishable by a $1000 fine.