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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."


Elbert Hubbard

Joke

Which U.S. state is famous for its extra-small soft drinks?


Minnesota!


Fun Fact

There's a website that tracks the world's population in real time.

As of 2019, the overall human population is estimated to be more than 7.7 billion people. And if you want to watch that increase in real time, you can tune into the World Population Clock, which shows the upticks and downticks as babies are born and other people die. You can also see the current populations of different countries, including China (1,420,000,000+), India (1,368,000,000+), and the U.S. (329,000,000+).


History Fact

Count Dracula was inspired by a real person.

When Bram Stoker released his iconic horror classic in 1897, it was hailed as “the most blood-curdling novel of the paralyzed century” and terrified audiences worldwide.


However, the titular Count was based on none other than history’s own Vlad the Impaler.


As the ruling monarch of Wallachia, a Romanian region of Transylvania, Vlad soon made a fearsome reputation for himself by killing and impaling the still-twitching bodies of his enemies on long sticks which he planted outside his castle and all around his lands.


After Vlad’s eventual death at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, the history of his descendants is murky, which is what inspired Bram Stoker’s character of Count Dracula.


Movie/TV Trivia

On the set of one of the Pirates of the Carribbean films, Johnny Depp spent £40,000 on 500 coats for the cast and crew.


Movie/TV Quote

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”


Dead Poets Society, 1989


Conversation Starter

What’s the best show currently on TV?


Writing Prompt

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