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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”



Joke

What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old? Aye matey.


Fun Fact

In Colorado, USA, there is still an active volcano. It last erupted about the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt.


History Fact

In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.


Movie/TV Trivia

Jurassic Park Raptors Sound Like Tortoises Mating

The terrifying noises made by the raptors in Jurassic Park were sourced from recordings of tortoises mating. The sound designer also experimented with horses breathing and geese hissing, but the tortoises proved the most evocative.


Movie/TV Quote

"You talking to me?"


Taxi Driver, 1976

Fun Fact


Robert DeNiro improvised this line. The script only said "Travis speaks to himself in the mirror" so DeNiro took some liberties and was ultimately successful.


Conversation Starter

If you had a chance to eat dessert for breakfast every day, what dessert would you choose?


Writing Prompt

What is something that doesn’t make sense?


I learned from one of the most trusted macroeconomic advisors in the world. Whenever he finds himself or others saying that something doesn’t make sense.He takes note because it is usually the exact thing that will make a huge difference in the markets.

Weird Laws

No Selfies With Buddha in Sri Lanka

When you take a selfie with Buddha, you are turning your back on him. Tsk, tsk. This sign of disrespect is punishable by imprisonment in Sri Lanka. It is also considered disrespectful to point your finger at Buddha, and sometimes there are bans on taking photos with the statues.


Although not illegal to have tattoos of Buddha, a British woman was jailed for three days in 2014 for inappropriate tattoos of the man 70 percent of Sri Lankans feel is a prophet and avatar of the god Vishnu.


Be polite and cover tattoos, respect "no photograph" signs, and don't turn your back on him.

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