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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West


When you look really closely, all mirrors look like eyeballs.

Fun Fact

To leave a party without telling anyone is called in English, a “French Exit”. In French, it’s called a “partir à l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.

History Fact

The Aztecs made human sacrifices to the gods. In 1487, at the dedication of the temple in Tenochtitlan, 20,000 people were put to death.

Movie/TV Trivia

Paul Schrader Wrote Taxi Driver in Two Weeks

Though it would quickly cruise its way into film history, the script for Taxi Driver came together in just a few days. As screenwriter Paul Schrader told The Hollywood Reporter, "I crashed at an ex-girlfriend's place, and I just wrote continuously. The first draft was maybe 60 pages, and I started the next draft immediately, and it took less than two weeks."

Movie/TV Quote

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

Sunset Boulevard, 1950

Conversation Starter

If you could make up a school subject, what would it be?

Writing Prompt

Will I choose make this a dead time or an alive time?

When Ryan was considering leaving American Apparel to become a full-time author, he told Robert Greene, who then gave him this prompt. If you have to wait to pursue something big, don’t just sit there with you hands down your pants. Be alive. Learn things. Meet people. Make it an alive time.

Weird Laws

It Is Illegal to Wear a Suit of Armor in British Parliament

We know, we know — you've been dying to don your suit of armor for a visit to Parliament during your next trip to London. Still, there is this ancient law dating back to 1313 that prohibits it. The Brits could revoke the law, but, as armor really isn't as fashionable as it was in the Middle Ages, why should they bother?


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