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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."


Ayn Rand


Joke of the Day

Knock knock!

Who’s there?


Cow


Cow who?

Cows don’t say who, they say moooo!


Fun Fact

A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat.

Plenty of people have food allergies, but few are the result of an insect bite. In a strange and growing trend, some people who get bitten by the Lone Star tick can develop a sudden allergy to red meat. Beef, lamb, and pork (which are technically classified as red meat) can make people with this allergy experience headaches, sneezing, a runny nose, and nausea. In severe cases, it can cause the person to be unable to breathe. For some sufferers, the allergy fades over time, but for others, it's permanent.


History Fact

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Lost the Nuclear Launch Codes

The former president seriously lost the personal ID number needed to confirm nuclear launches. And not just briefly. For, like, months on end. This is all according to the then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who (understandably) called this misstep a "gargantuan deal."


Movie/TV Trivia

Zero Dark Thirty

James Gandolfini sent a note to Leon Panetta before the film came out, writing, "I'm very sorry about everything. I apologize. You're like my father, so you'll find something to be angry about, but please let me know." Months later, as the film was in the middle of awards season in early January, screenwriter Mark Boal told Gandolfini, "Leon Panetta would like your phone number because he doesn't know how to get in touch with you." The actor replied "He's the head of the CIA! He can't find me? Come on, really?!"


Movie/TV Quote

“There's no crying in baseball!”


A League of Their Own, 1992


Conversation Starter

Do you prefer to watch movies in the theatre or in the comfort of your own home?


Writing Prompt


Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Wear Camouflage in (Much of) the Caribbean

Leave the Camo attire at home when you head to the Caribbean — to wear it is a big no-no in many island nations, including Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica.


Camouflage is only allowed to be worn by the country's military personnel.


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