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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."


William Arthur Ward


Joke

Last night I had a dream that I weighed less than a thousandth of a gram. I was like, 0mg.


Fun Fact

The global adult literacy rate is around 86 percent.

With each generation that passes, more and more people are learning how to read, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These days, around 86 percent of adults around the world are able to enjoy a book. UNESCO also explained that their data shows "remarkable improvement among youth in terms of reading and writing skills and a steady reduction in gender gaps. Fifty years ago, almost one-quarter of youth lacked basic literacy skills compared to less than 10 percent in 2016."


History Fact

One in 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.

The Mongolian Emperor was known for siring many, many children – at least 11!


Scientists conducted a study in 2003 which showed that one in 200 men share a Y chromosome with the conqueror.


This may not sound like a lot, but you should consider that there are roughly 3.7 billion men on the planet.


That makes a total of around 19 million men ancestors of the Great Khan!


Movie/TV Trivia

In Saving Private Ryan, all of the main cast were given basic military training except Matt Damon, in the hope that the cast would build a resentment towards him necessary for the role.


Movie/TV Quote

“You're gonna need a bigger boat.”


Jaws, 1975


Conversation Starter

What will be the future of TV shows?


Writing Prompt

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