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"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist."


Salvador Dali


Joke

What do you call a guy with a rubber toe?


Roberto!


Fun Fact

California is home to the "Artichoke Capital of the World."


Castroville is a rural town in California that grows a lot of artichokes (and other vegetable crops), thanks to the fact that the area enjoys ideal weather year round. Because of this, it grows 99.9 percent of all commercially grown artichokes and has even been nicknamed the "Artichoke Capital of the World."


History Fact

Spartans were so rich that nobody had to work.

Ancient Sparta, during its Classical Age, was an immensely wealthy country. Mainly due to their conquest and domination of a neighboring race named the Helots.


When a Spartan boy reached adulthood and became a man, the Spartan state awarded him with an allotment of public farmland. They also rewarded him with a constituent of Helot slaves to work it.


This basically turned every Spartan citizen into a wealthy member of the conventional upper class. So they didn’t have to work for a living.


Still, private property existed, which is important because…


Movie/TV Trivia

The floating pen in Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey wasn’t done with CGI, but camera trickery using glass and tape.


Movie/TV Quote

"No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it."


Mulan

Conversation Starter

What’s the funniest TV series you have seen?


Writing Prompt

With Your Home in Danger, What Would You Try to Save?