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"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth."

Robert Southey


I tell dad jokes but I have no kids…I'm a faux pa!

Fun Fact

New Zealanders have more pets per household than any other country.

People who live in New Zealand seem to love having an animal companion around. That's why 68 percent of households in the country have a pet, which is more than any other nation in the world. Americans also happen to love furry friends, which is why more than half of all U.S. homes have either a dog or cat (or both).

History Fact

Charles Darwin invented his own wheeled office chair.

Why? Because the man was a genius, that’s why.

Although office chairs that were wheeled were already in production, they were not comfortable or in any way as ergonomic as what we have nowadays.

So, Darwin did something radical with his luxury armchair.

The man was a renowned workaholic, and when he wasn’t collecting specimens or eating them, he was sat down studying them and making notes.

He found that, in his study or lab area, he would have to go through the rigmarole of walking about the office from bench to bench, desk to desk.

So, to maximize his productivity and save him some valuable study time, he decided to attach wheels to his luxurious armchair.

Movie/TV Trivia

Blues Brothers had a specific budget set aside for cocaine

Everyone knows that John Belushi was a troubled man. Belushi’s crippling drug addiction severely harmed his comedy career and the performer was booted off the set of Saturday Night Live more than a few times for his behaviour.

But it turns out that his chronic addiction to cocaine probably wasn’t helped by the fact that the Blues Brothers production crew actually set aside a specific amount of money to pay for the white stuff.

Dan Aykroyd was a close friend of Belushi’s and co-starred with him in the hit film. He once explained in an interview: “We had a budget in the movie for cocaine for night shoots. Everyone did it, including me. Never to excess, and not ever to where I wanted to buy it or have it. [But] John, he just loved what it did. It sort of brought him alive at night—that superpower feeling where you start to talk and converse and figure you can solve all the world’s problems.”

Whilst director John Landis tried to keep his star comedian away from drugs, there were plenty of enablers on set who were more than happy to keep dishing out the white lines.

Movie/TV Quote

“You can't handle the truth!”

A Few Good Men, 1992

Conversation Starter

Do you prefer to watch movies in the theatre or in the comfort of your own home?

Writing Prompt

What Are Some Recent Moments of Happiness in Your Life?

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