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Daily Quote

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."


Lucille Ball


Joke of the Day

Did you hear about the kid who drank eight sodas?


He burped 7-Up.


Fun Fact

Sea lions can dance to a beat.

There are only two mammals on Earth with the proven ability to move their bodies in time with an external beat: humans (though not all humans, to be fair) and sea lions. When researchers at the University of Santa Cruz rescued a stranded sea lion in 2013, they found that she was very smart, and she was even able to learn how to dance. Though parrots can also keep a rhythm, it was previously thought that only animals capable of complex vocal learning could do this.


History Fact

Columbus Didn't Actually Discover America

No, this European explorer did not discover America. Columbus was 500 years too late. In fact, it was the Norse explorer Leif Erikson who landed on American shores during the 10th century. Erikson could be considered the first European to discover America.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Wolf Of Wall Street

The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved cocaine. Jonah Hill claimed that he eventually became sick with bronchitis after so much inhaling and had to be hospitalized.


Movie/TV Quote

"And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite."


Perks of Being a Wallflower


Conversation Starter

What do you think about game shows? Do you have a favourite one?


Writing Prompt

Have Your Teachers or Textbooks Ever Gotten It Wrong?


Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Dance in the Dark After Midnight in Japan

Japan was like the country version of the movie "Footloose." Dancing after midnight was banned for generations, as it is just too sinful. Well, it was really just too American. Enacted in 1948 while U.S. soldiers occupied Japan, the ban was placed to stop liberal Americans from corrupting the good citizens of Japan.


Finally lifting the ban in 2105, you can dance after midnight, as long as it's not in the dark. Revelers wanting to get their groove on after the clock strikes 12 need to do it in well-lit nightclubs.