"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily."
Joke of the Day
What do you call a pounding headache?
A temple tantrum!
Showers really do spark creativity.
Showers aren't just good for your hygiene—they're good for your creativity, too. For a 2012 study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers gave volunteers creativity problems to solve followed by a period of rest. During that period, some were assigned demanding tasks, while others did simpler tasks that allowed their minds to wander (just like a shower does). Those doing the simpler tasks during the resting time were more likely to solve the original creativity problems.
Cleopatra Was Not Egyptian
Despite what you may believe, the last queen of Egypt wasn't born in Egypt. As best as Historians can tell, Cleopatra VII (that's her formal name) was Greek. She was a descendant of Alexander the Great's Macedonian general Ptolemy.
12 Years A Slave
In order to better portray an alcoholic, Michael Fassbender had his makeup artist paint his mustache with alcohol so that the other actors would react naturally to the smell, as they would to a man who had been drinking heavily.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
What smell brings back great memories?
It's Illegal to Chew Gum in Singapore
Sometimes we all suffer when fools break the rules. After vandals used chewing gum to mess with the Mass Rapid Transit system and the Housing and Development Board spent $150,000 a year to clean gum liter, Singapore banned all gum substances in 1992.
Anyone importing, selling or making gum in Singapore can get fined and/or jail time, with the exception of nicotine and dental gums offering therapeutic value.
Don't get caught blowing bubbles in the streets!