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Daily Quote

"Action is the foundational key to all success."


Pablo Picasso


Joke of the Day

What's a cow's favourite drink?


A s-moooo-thie.


Fun Fact

Many languages have the same roots.

English, Portuguese, Latvian, Pashto, and Greek all sound very different today, but these languages all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. Though we don't have any written examples of it, linguists have worked backwards from a variety of modern languages to try to reconstruct it. Using their reconstruction, the sentence "The king wanted a son" would be written as "H3rḗḱs súhxnum u̯l̥nh1to."


History Fact

Andrew Jackson Had a Vulgar Parrot

Andrew Jackson taught his parrot, Polly, to curse like a sailor. There is even one legend that the parrot had to be taken out of Jackson's funeral for its proclivity for profanity. And you thought you swore too much.

Movie/TV Trivia

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After first completing the arduous 600-foot climb on Ireland's Skellig Michael island, Mark Hamill had hoped that he could avoid having to repeat the trek for additional scenes if he could somehow remain on the summit overnight, thus forfeiting the luxury of room service at his hotel. He suggested sleeping in a tent and 'staying in character.' However, after some inquiries were made with the Irish authorities, he was told by producer Kathleen Kennedy that he was not permitted to pitch a tent because the location is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Movie/TV Quote

“Houston, we have a problem.”


Apollo 13, 1995


Conversation Starter

Do movies have the same power as books to change the world?


Writing Prompt

Should Schools Give Students ‘Body’ Report Cards?


Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Ride a Cow Drunk in Scotland

Before you get any crazy ideas — and have too much Scottish whisky — you should know you could get a ticket for drunk cow riding. Technically, the full 1872 law mandates people not be drunk when in charge of a cow, horse, carriage or steam engine.


In case you are wondering, the same law states you cannot have a loaded firearm on you while drunk, as well. (We have to admit, that's a pretty good rule.)