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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”


Charles Swindoll


Joke of the Day

Why did the dragon cross the road?


Because he was too chicken to fly!


Fun Fact

The first computer was invented in the 1940s.

These days, supercomputers are everywhere—and they really don't need much space at all. Have an Xbox One posted up in your living room? That's a supercomputer. A laptop-tablet hybrid in your bag? That's a supercomputer, too. (Don't even get us started on the thing in your pocket…) But when supercomputers first came around, they needed much, much more space. Just take a look at the world's first one: The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC).


Originally built at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering, in 1946, ENIAC weighed 60,000 pounds and took up a room larger than most studio apartments (1,500 square feet). Shortly after construction, ENIAC was sent off to the military, where it was used to calculate ballistic trajectories (translation: launch missiles) with frightening accuracy. Today, computer experts at Penn credit ENIAC with heralding in the "dawn of the information age."


History Fact

Impostor

Look, I don’t want to blow your mind or anything (yes I do), but Cleopatra was Greek, not Egyptian. She was an ancestor of Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great’s generals.


Movie/TV Trivia

I Am Legend

While doing a press conference in Japan for the release of the movie, Will Smith accidentally revealed the ending to a collection of entertainment reporters. Warner Bros. asked the reporters and all those present to withhold the ending, and the reporters all obliged without any pay-off or consideration.


Movie/TV Quote

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time."


The Fast and the Furious (2001)


Conversation Starter

Do you like horror movies? Why or why not?


Writing Prompt


Weird Laws

The Cops Can Bite


There is a weird law that allows the police department of Ohio to bite a dog if they think it would help the canine calm down.

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