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Daily Quote

"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."


Robert Kiyosaki


Joke of the Day

What did Mama cow say to Baby cow?


It’s pasture bedtime.


Fun Fact

The first iPhone wasn't made by Apple.

The first mobile device to be called an "iPhone" was made by Cisco, not Apple. It allowed the user to use the voice functions of Skype without a computer. Apple announced its own product just 22 days later, and Cisco sued for trademark infringement. The lawsuit was ultimately settled out of court and both companies were allowed to keep using the name. However, you've probably never heard of the Cisco iPhone.


History Fact

Cowboys Didn't Actually Wear Cowboy Hats

Those big Stetsons that everyone associates with cowboys like John Wayne, Billy the Kid, or Wyatt Earp? Yeah. Cowboys didn't wear those. In fact, the hat of choice for the 19th century cowboys was actually a bowler hat. Go figure.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Pianist

In order to connect with the feeling of loss required to play the role, Adrien Brody got rid of his apartment, sold his car, and didn't watch television.


Movie/TV Quote

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”


Dead Poets Society, 1989


Conversation Starter

Which do you prefer? Books or movies?


Writing Prompt

Does Your School Hand Out Too Many A’s?


Weird Laws

Canadian Radio Stations Must Play Canadian Artists

The Canadians are a patriotic bunch. So much so that all Canadian radio stations are required, by law, to play Canadian artists on the airwaves at least 35 percent of the time, especially during the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.


This means that in an hour of radio during the workweek, you'll hear more than 20 minutes of artists like Nickelback, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber — all of whom are proud Canucks.