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Daily Quote

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."


Pearl Buck


Joke of the Day

What happened to the frog whose car broke down?


He had to be toad!


Fun Fact

The man who wrote Dracula never visited Transylvania.

Bram Stoker was an Irish author who is now best remembered for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Partially set in Transylvania, a mountainous region in central Romania, the story cemented the legend of the vampire in mainstream European and American culture. Despite Stoker's many world travels, he never visited Eastern Europe—and, by virtue, Transylvania—at all.


History Fact

U.S. President Zachary Taylor Overdosed On Cherries

After serving a mere 16 months in office, U.S. president Zachary Taylor passed away after eating far too many cherries and drinking milk at a Fourth of July party in 1850. He died on July 9th from gastroenteritis. The acidic cherries along with the milk is believed to have caused this.


Movie/TV Trivia

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Nestlé provided 1,850 bars of real chocolate.


Movie/TV Quote

“Here's looking at you, kid.”


Casablanca,1942


Conversation Starter

When was the last time you went to a movie theatre?


Writing Prompt

Do Your Test Scores Reflect How Good Your Teachers Are?


Weird Laws

Men Must Wear Speedos on French Beaches

Did you think the French just really liked their Speedos? Actually, its French law that men do not wear loose-fitting swim trunks on beaches, swimming pools and other public places where a swimsuit is required attire.

The law wasn't for safety, but rather that men wouldn't dare walk around town in a Speedo, so if he wears a Speedo in the water, it surely would be cleaner than something he may have been wearing all day long.

This need to avoid clothing that could have been worn throughout the day also extends to T-shirts; you'll need to lose those as fast as your surfer shorts.