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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

Og Mandino

Joke of the Day

What is a tree's favourite beverage?

Root beer!

Fun Fact

The famed "Typhoid Mary" infected more than 50 people by cooking for them.

"Typhoid Mary" was a real historical person who became notorious in the early 1900s. She was an Irish woman named Mary Mallon who immigrated to the United States in the 1880s. Though she had no symptoms of typhoid fever, she carried the bacteria in her blood and could pass it on to other people. Because no doctor could convince her that this was true and she didn't feel sick, she insisted on working as a cook. During her career, she infected at least 51 people, three of whom died, before she was isolated in enforced quarantine for the last decades of her life.

History Fact

Benjamin Franklin Never Thought Turkeys Should Be the National Bird

While writing to his daughter in 1784, Benjamin Franklin was complaining about the bald eagle being chosen as the United States' national symbol. He said that the bald eagle had "bad moral character." He said the turkey would be a better idea. He was joking. He didn't actually think the national bird should be a turkey.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Amazing Spider-Man

When first wearing the Spider-Man costume Andrew Garfield admitted to shedding tears.

Movie/TV Quote

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Conversation Starter

What do you think about reality TV? Why do you think it’s so popular?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

It’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore. In fact, no gum is bought or sold here. The law is said to be in place to keep public spaces clean.


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