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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them."

Shonda Rhimes

Joke of the Day

What kind of fruit does a dog eat?

A dog-berry!

Fun Fact

Apple Pie isn't actually American.

Apples originally come from Asia. The first pies were baked in Medieval Europe. Even the concept of putting apples in pie traces back to a recipe from England in 1381. Nevertheless, the phrase "as American as apple pie" turned up by 1924 and became a common saying during the years of the Second World War.

History Fact

Does That Make Me Crazy?

Sultan Ibrahim of the Ottaman Empire, a total nervous wreck and a generally unbalanced ruler, once had his whole harem—a total of 280 concubuines—thrown into and drowned in the Bosphorus strait.

Movie/TV Trivia

To clean the Wookie suits for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the costuming department used vodka and tea tree oil, sanitizing them and cutting down on drying time.

Movie/TV Quote

“The stuff that dreams are made of.”

The Maltese Falcon, 1941

Conversation Starter

What book genres do you like to read?

Writing Prompt

Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?

Weird Laws

No Water Pistols on New Year's in Cambodia

New Year celebrations in Cambodia get so crazy that the capital city of Siam Reap won't allow for the sale of water pistols leading up to and during its big celebrations. The ban went into place to prevent "traffic accidents" and "public disorder."

Apparently, any other time of year is okay for a water gun fight, but if you go for New Year's, shop owners won't sell you the plastic toy.

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