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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly."

Deborah Norville

Joke of the Day

A mean crook going down stairs = A condescending con, descending

Fun Fact

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.

This is a method mostly used by a mother and her pup to prevent them from separating.

Other than holding hands, they may also wrap themselves in kelp to keep from drifting away!

History Fact

The saying “fly off the handle” originates from the 1800s.

It’s a saying that refers to cheap axe-heads flying off their handles when swung backwards before a chop.

Movie/TV Trivia

For all the talk of John Carter‘s $200m write-off, the worldwide box office is slowly catching up with the budget. Disney can’t say the same for 2011’s Mars Needs Moms which ended with a gulf of $112m between costs and ticket sales. Note to Disney: keep away from the red planet.

Movie/TV Quote

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939

Conversation Starter

What did you study?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Utah: No missiles in bus terminals

Hurling a missile into a bus terminal is a felony—unless you are an appointed officer of the peace or commercial security personnel (see: mall cop.) Can you identify these U.S. states without their borders?

Food Thing

Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.

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