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Today's Dippit!

Quote

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.


Sharon Begley

Joke

My wife told me I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.

Fun Fact

When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months due to the fact that they have so many predators. However, in a controlled environment like being kept as a pet, they can live up to two years.


History Fact

Too Many Stairs

Upon the German occupation of Paris in 1940, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that the Germans would have to climb the steps if they wished to visit the summit. Soldiers climbed the 1,710 stairs to hang a German flag, but Hitler never ascended the tower himself. It can be said that while Hitler conquered France, he never conquered the Eiffel Tower.


Movie/TV Trivia

Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya was given the lead role on the spot after nailing his audition. Jordan Peele said Kaluuya did about five takes of a key scene, in which his character needs to cry, and each was so perfect that the single tear came down at the exact same time for each take.


Movie/TV Quote

"Here's Johnny!"


The Shining, 1980


Fun fact:


This line was completely improvised. Jack Nicholson was only prompted to break down the door, but he decided to improvise this line and it made the final cut of the movie.


Conversation Starter

What makes you very sentimental?


Writing Prompt

Your character's mother-in-law comes to visit for a week, and your character suspects she is trying to poison him. He shares his suspicion with his wife, who says he's always hated her mother but this accusation is going too far. Meanwhile, your character has stomach cramps, and his mother-in-law is downstairs making breakfast again....

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