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Daily Quote

"My family is my strength and my weakness."


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


Joke of the Day

I lost my job at the bank on my very first day. A woman asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over


Fun Fact

In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes.

These cameras had special lenses that use infrared light meant to be used as night vision, but it also allowed you to see through some types of clothing.


History Fact

The world’s most successful pirate in history was a lady.

Named Ching Shih, she was a prostitute in China. This was until the Commander of the Red Flag Fleet bought and married her.


But rather than just viewing her as a wife, her husband considered her his equal and she became an active pirate commander in the fleet.


Ching Shih soon earned the respect of her fellow pirates. So much so that after her husband’s death she became the captain of the fleet.


Under Shih’s leadership, the Red Flag Fleet consisted of over 300 warships, with a possible 1,200 more support ships. She even had a possible 40,000 – 80,000 men, women and children.


They terrorized the waters around China. The Red Flag Fleet were such a fearsome band of raiders, that the Chinese government eventually pardoned Ching Shih and her entire fleet – just to get them off the high seas!


Movie/TV Trivia

Franz Ferdinand were the original choice to play the band at the Hogwarts Yule Ball.


Movie/TV Quote

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964


Conversation Starter

If we were to raise children, what are the most important things you would want them to learn?


Writing Prompt

Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?


Weird Laws

Massachusetts: No dancing to the national anthem

It is prohibited to dance to the “Star Spangled Banner” in Massachusetts, thanks to an excessively patriotic 1917 law. While you try to ponder what such a dance would even look like, find solace in the fact that this law could never actually be enforced, thanks to a slightly weightier document called the First Amendment. Don't miss these 18 weird state laws about beer, wine, and liquor.


Food Thing

Store bought 100% "real" orange juice is 100% artificially flavored.