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Daily Quote

"I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

Abraham Lincoln

Joke of the Day

Which country’s capital has the fastest-growing population? Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin.

Fun Fact

Hewlett-Packard’s (also known as HP) name was decided in a coin toss in 1939.

The name was always going to be a hyphenation of the two founders last names, so in order to decide between Hewlett-Packard and Packard-Hewlett, they flipped a coin.

History Fact

Genghis Khan was tolerant of all religions.

Back then, the world was a very intolerant place. More often than not, conquering warlords and emperors weren’t open to religions other than their own.

Genghis Khan was very different from other conquerors though in many different ways.

One was his interest in learning philosophical and moral lessons from other religions


Despite being a Tengrist, he often consulted with Buddhist monks, Muslims, Christian missionaries, and Taoist monks.

Movie/TV Trivia

Steven Spielberg pops up for a cameo in Vanilla Sky wearing a Pre-Crime baseball cap.

Movie/TV Quote

"My precious."

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002

Conversation Starter

What talent do you wish you had?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Wisconsin: Better make that butter delicious

Giving credence to its reputation as “America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin law demands that all cheese and butter produced in the state be “highly pleasing.” Oh, and cows have the right-of-way on highways.

Food Thing

Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.

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