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Daily Quote

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

Stephen Hawking

Joke of the Day

What would happen if the dean lost his job?

He would lose his "ideanity."

Fun Fact

A dozen bodies were once found in Benjamin Franklin's basement.

But were you aware of the fact that multiple skeletons were found in the basement of Benjamin Franklin's London home? The bones were discovered during a 1998 renovation of the house and were identified as being from nearly a dozen people, including six children. "The most plausible explanation is not mass murder, but an anatomy school run by Franklin's young friend and protege, William Hewson," wrote The Guardian.

That's not to say there wasn't any funny business going on. "The resurrection men could deliver bodies stolen from graveyards to the Thames wharf at the bottom of the street, while there was a weekly public execution at the gallows on the other side of the garden wall," the publication reported.

History Fact

Napoleon Was Once Attacked By a Horde of Bunnies

Once upon a time, the famous conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte was attacked by…bunnies. The emperor had requested that a rabbit hunt be arranged for himself and his men. His chief of staff set it up and had men round up reportedly 3,000 rabbits for the occasion. When the rabbits were released from their cages, the hunt was ready to go. At least that was the plan! But the bunnies charged toward Bonaparte and his men in a viscous and unstoppable onslaught. And we were taught that Waterloo was the conqueror's greatest defeat…

Movie/TV Trivia

Rocky IV

Sylvester Stallone wanted to make sure the boxing scenes looked real in Rocky IV, so he instructed Dolph Lundgren to actually hit him. A punch to the chest left Stallone in intensive care for four days.

Movie/TV Quote

“Worrying means you suffer twice.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Conversation Starter

What is the longest book you’ve read?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Kissing in French Trains

Kissing is prohibited on trains in France but allowed on railway stations only if it is done before the train arrives. Mostly, the locals would request lovers to use the designated area near the parking space. Taking a bus? Go for it!


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