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Daily Quote

“The greatest pleasure of life is love.”


Euripides


Joke of the Day

Why did the baby cross the road?

To get to the whine shop!


Fun Fact

A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him.

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were believed to be literally divine. The word pharaoh itself means "great house," as in the house of God. In fact, King Pepi II, who supposedly ruled for 90 years, thought so highly of himself that when he was bothered by insects, he would command that one of his slaves be covered in honey to lure the flies away from himself.


History Fact

The Government Literally Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

During Prohibition in the United States, the U.S. government literally poisoned alcohol. When people continued to consume alcohol despite its banning, law officials got frustrated and decided to try a different kind of deterrent—death. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the U.S., which were products regularly stolen bootleggers. By the end of Prohibition in 1933, the federal poisoning program is estimated to have killed at least 10,000 people.


Movie/TV Trivia

Fight Club

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton both really learned how to make soap.


Movie/TV Quote

"After all, tomorrow is another day."


Gone with the Wind


Conversation Starter

How fast do you read?


Writing Prompt

Should Reading and Math Be Taught in Gym Class Too?


Weird Laws

The Fart Law


Of course, the law isn't for cows, but the dairy farmers in California are going to have a tough time in the coming years. This weird law states that dairy farms are required to cut down methane emissions to 40% by the year 2030.