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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone."


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Joke

What did the Ranch say when someone opened the refrigerator door?


"Close the door, I'm dressing!"


Fun Fact

Around one in every 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.


During his lifetime between 1162 and 1227, Genghis Khan fathered countless children. And while we may never know exactly how many offspring the leader of the Mongol Empire had, scientists now believe that around 1 in every 200 men—AKA 16 million people—are a direct descendant of his, according to a 2003 historical genetics paper.


History Fact

For 12 years during the French Revolutionary Period, France had a whole new calendar.

Not just that, but they also had a whole new timekeeping system too!


Between 1793 and 1805, the ruling French government used the French Republican Calendar to remove all religious and royalist ties to the old calendar.


It was also part of a wider effort decimalize France in terms of time, currency and metrication.


The French Republican Calendar had 10-hour days, with 100 minutes to an hour, and 100 seconds to a minute.

Whilst this crazy calendar did have 12 months, each one of these months was 30 days. They were all given new names that reflected a meaning for each season.


For example one in winter was named Nivôse, which is Latin for “snow”.


Movie/TV Trivia

On the first day of filming the exorcism sequence in The Exorcist , Linda Blair’s delivery of her foul-mouthed dialogue so disturbed the gentlemanly Max von Sydow forgot his lines.


Movie/TV Quote

“It's alive! It's alive!”


Frankenstein, 1931


Conversation Starter

What’s the most underrated or overrated TV show?


Writing Prompt

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