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Daily Quote

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

Dale Carnegie

Joke of the Day

What is the best day to visit McDonalds?


Fun Fact

The Australian government banned the word "mate" for a day.

There are probably slang or informal words that get on your nerves from time to time, particularly when you think something should be taken seriously. In 2005, Australian Parliament took a few citizen complaints a little too seriously and banned anyone on their staff from using the word "mate" while at work. Fortunately, Prime Minister John Howard objected, claiming that "mate" was an important part of Australian culture, and the ban was overturned within 24 hours.

History Fact

Richard Nixon Plotted to Assassinate a Journalist

He was a paranoid dude, and Richard Nixon wanted to kill Washington columnist Jack Anderson, according to NBC News. His plot included ideas such as putting poison in Anderson's medicine cabinet or exposing the journalist to large amounts of LSD. Thankfully, the plot was abandoned.

Movie/TV Trivia

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

The Fish Market scenes were shot in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Two and a half tons of fish and one ton of meat was used over the course of the shoot, and people as far away as six miles, reported a bad smell in the air.

Movie/TV Quote

“My precious.”

The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002

Conversation Starter

What was the last movie you watched? How was it?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

It Is Illegal to Wear a Suit of Armor in British Parliament

We know, we know — you've been dying to don your suit of armor for a visit to Parliament during your next trip to London. Still, there is this ancient law dating back to 1313 that prohibits it. The Brits could revoke the law, but, as armor really isn't as fashionable as it was in the Middle Ages, why should they bother?

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