“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Joke of the Day
Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands.
Calling “shotgun” when riding in a car comes from the term “shotgun messenger” which was used to refer to the guard who sat next to the Stagecoach driver. The guards would use a shotgun to keep robbers and criminals away. It made its way into society due to Hollywood’s love of Western flicks.
Ice age Britons used skulls of the dead as cups.
The Wallet in Pulp Fiction Was Quentin Tarantino's
Jules' wallet in Pulp Fiction that reads "Bad #&$&*@$" actually belonged to the director—who picked it up because of its reference to the 1971 film Shaft. As it happened, Samuel L. Jackson would go on to play the character that inspired the wallet in the 2000 remake of Shaft.
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Godfather, 1972
This line makes it into each Godfather film in some way or another.
What is the worst first date you have ever been on?
What do I spend a silly amount of money on? How might I scratch my itch? (Tim Ferriss)
This is the prompt that got me to pursue the path I am on now. Reading, writing, and sharing what I learn with an audience that is engaged. It is a dream come true, but it was only made possible when I started thinking against the grain.
Offensive Gestures and Swearing
SourceKenya and UAE have stringent rules when it comes to offensive gestures and swearing. It is considered illegal to use swear words and make insulting/ rude gestures in public. Hold your tongue when angry or be ready for some prison time or deportation.