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Daily Quote

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."


Julie Andrews


Joke of the Day

How do you find Will Smith in the snow?


You look for fresh prints.


Fun Fact

For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn't exist.

Almost nothing is known about Sandy Island, a land mass about the size of Manhattan in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. Supposedly, explorer James Cook discovered it in 1774, and it began appearing on nautical maps in 1908. It wasn't until 2012, when a team of Australian scientists set out to survey the island, that they discovered there was no island there at all. The scientists guessed that Cook may have in fact spotted a "pumice raft" of floating volcanic stone and gas. The Sydney Morning Herald even published an obituary for Sandy Island.


History Fact

Johnny Appleseed Was Real

The folkloric hero was a real person. His real name was John Chapman and his hometown was Leominster, Massachusetts. He also has a street named after him, though the city planners decided it would be more poetic to use his mythical name: Johnny Appleseed Lane.


Movie/TV Trivia

Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer said that her Catwoman costume was vacuum sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become light headed and pass out.


Movie/TV Quote

“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”


Forrest Gump, 1994


Conversation Starter

What’s the worst movie you have seen recently?


Writing Prompt

How Seriously Should We Take Standardized Tests?


Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Feed Pigeons in Venice

With thousands of pigeons descending upon Saint Mark's Square and Venice, lured by the the tourists readily handing out food in exchange for Instagram-worthy photos, Venice lawmakers officially made it illegal to feed the pesky fowl in 2008.


It is said the cleanup from the birds cost each citizen €275 per year, so now, the tables are turned. If you're caught feeding the pigeons, you could face fines of up to €700. Better to get the picture-perfect shot of Venice's beautiful bridges instead.