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Daily Quote

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde

Joke of the Day

I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised.

Fun Fact

Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon.

History Fact

Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.

Movie/TV Trivia

Psycho Is the First U.S. Film to Feature a Toilet Flushing

At a time it was considered inappropriate to show a toilet being flushed on screen, Alfred Hitchcock saw an opportunity to add some extra shock to his already shocking film—presenting a scrap of paper, which proves an important clue, failing to flush in a toilet. In the book, the clue was an earring found in the bathroom, but Hitchcock changed it to a piece of paper actually in the toilet, partly to add an extra jolt for viewers.

Movie/TV Quote

"What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?"

No Country for Old Men, 2007

Conversation Starter

What is one thing you should never say at a wedding?

Writing Prompt

Who was the first person that told me about my career/job? Have I a similar discussions since?

When I first asked myself this question, I was contemplating leaving my first job in consulting. I wanted to understand the narrative arc of my career to make sure I was on a path that was true to my values and goals. So, I thought deeply about why I had ended up there.

After pages of journaling, I determined the first time I learned about management consulting was in my first year at University, when I was I choosing my major. An esteemed alumnus who was a Partner at a top firm in Chicago was giving a speech about consulting. I remember talking to him for an hour about his job. He made a ton of money and got to travel.

Excellent, I thought. And I never looked back.

Make sure you are the reason for being on the path. Not someone else.

Weird Laws

Let the Homing Pigeons Be

Homing pigeons are protected by law in Australia. This bird can travel long distances and can find its place miles away. It was once used for sending messages and racing. The bird has earned a prominent position in the country, so according to these weird laws, it is considered illegal to capture, injure or kill homing pigeons. Those found guilty are made to pay a whopping $250 penalty.


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