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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"To be most effective in sales today, it's imperative to drop your 'sales' mentality and start working with your prospects as if they've already hired you."


Jill Konrath


Joke of the Day

What is a vampire's favourite fruit?


A blood orange!


Fun Fact

Pro baseball once had women players.

While there are currently no female players in Major League Baseball, there have been plenty of women in professional men's leagues. The first was Lizzy Arlington, who pitched during the ninth inning for the Reading Coal Heavers in 1898 and won her team the game. A little over 30 years later, an African-American woman, Jackie Mitchell, pitched against the Yankees during an exhibition game, striking out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. What's more impressive: Mitchell was 17 years old at the time.


History Fact

Cars Weren't Invented in the United States

No, it wasn't Henry Ford's Model T in 1908. The first car actually was created in the 19th Century when European engineers Karl Benz and Emile Levassor were working on automobile inventions. Benz patented the first automobile in 1886.


Movie/TV Trivia

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick destroyed almost all of his props and sets from 2001: A Space Odyssey because he didn't want them to be used in any lesser science fiction films.


Movie/TV Quote

"Have courage and be kind."


Cinderella


Conversation Starter

How often do you binge watch shows?


Writing Prompt


Weird Laws

Registering as Married at a Hotel in North Carolina Makes It So

Let's say a man and a woman walk into a hotel in North Carolina, request to share a room, and claim they are married. By common law marriage rules in the state, that man and woman would legally be married.


As the couple "outwardly present themselves as husband and wife to the public," they are deemed a common law marriage, that is honored and valid in North Carolina.


Should you find yourself in need of a hotel room for the night, you may want to fess up if you aren't a married couple.


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