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Quote

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."


Swami Sivananda


Joke

I know a lot of jokes about retired people but none of them work!


Fun Fact

There are 43 countries that still have a royal family.

The British royal family may be the most famous royal family on the planet, but there are still plenty of other nobles out there. In total, there are 28 royal families who rule over a total of 43 countries around the world, including Japan, Spain, Swaziland, Bhutan, Thailand, Monaco, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Liechtenstein.


History Fact

The Roman lottery’s prizes were known and were damn savage at times.

Created by Emperor Augustus Caesar for the same reason, to fund government projects such as repair works, the Roman lottery came with prizes that were objects usually varied in value.


Pretty tame, right? Well, one Roman Emperor’s lottery prizes weren’t so friendly at all.


Elagabalus, who reigned between 218 & 222 AD (and we’ll come back to that whole “4-year reign” tidbit shortly) was known for his cruel running of the lottery.


At first, his lottery was pretty brilliant and had prizes such as slaves or houses.


However, not long into his reign, he started having lottery tickets catapulted into crowds of gathered plebs.

Oh, did I forget to mention that he also catapulted live freaking venomous snakes into the crowd along with the lottery tickets?!


What about the fact that, not after long, the prizes tended to be things like dead animals, death sentences. Even goddamn wasps and bees.


So, going to back to his short reign, it should come as no surprise that he made for a pretty nasty emperor and was assassinated after four years at the age of 18!


Movie/TV Trivia

C.S. Lewis reviewed The Hobbit in 1937 saying, ” The Hobbit may well prove a classic.”


Movie/TV Quote

"And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite."


Perks of Being a Wallflower


Conversation Starter

Who would be the worst person to be stuck in an elevator with? How about the best person to be stuck in an elevator with?


Writing Prompt

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