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Daily Quote

"Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise."


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Joke of the Day

I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind


Fun Fact

J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy.

The name Hermione came from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale.”

Rowling says when she chose the name, she “didn’t want a lot of fairly hard-working little girls to be teased if ever the book was published.”


History Fact

Captain Morgan was a real guy.

He was also a real captain, too!


The face of the much-loved rum brand was a Welsh privateer who fought against the Spanish alongside the English in the Caribbean.


His full name was Sir Henry Morgan, and was knighted by King Charles II.


Captain Morgan died in 1688 in Jamaica as a very wealthy man.


Movie/TV Trivia

An excerpt from Donald Kaufman’s script for The Three can be found in the end credits to Adaptation.


Movie/TV Quote

"Good morning, Vietnam!"

Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987


Conversation Starter

Do you have any nicknames?


Writing Prompt

Are Digital Photographs Too Plentiful to Be Meaningful?


Weird Laws

West Virginia: No drones for bird hunting

In West Virginia it is illegal to use a drone “or other unmanned aircraft” to hunt birds. While you’re out in the woods, you’d better not use a ferret instead of a hunting dog; that’s a $100 fine right there. Here's what every state in America is best--and worst--at.


Food Thing

One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.