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"Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."

George Eliot


So a vowel saves another vowel's life. The other vowel says, "Aye E! I owe you!"

Fun Fact

Tokyo is the world's largest city with 37 million inhabitants.

Tokyo is a booming city—not only by Japanese standards, but also compared to cities around the world. With around 37 million people living in Tokyo, it's the world's largest city when it comes to population size, according to Reuters. The next largest city is Delhi, India, (population 29 million) and Shanghai, China (population 26 million).

History Fact

The first official Medals of Honor were awarded during the American Civil War.

They were awarded to Union soldiers who participated in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Volunteers of the Union Army, led by James J. Andrews, snuck in deep behind Confederate lines, commandeered an armored train and took it northward towards Tennessee, wreaking havoc on their Confederate foes along the way.

Movie/TV Trivia

Natalie Portman was originally cast as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet could have looked a whole lot different if Natalie Portman hadn’t been 13 years old at the time of casting. The fresh-faced actress was actually awarded the role, but the age difference between she and leading man DiCaprio soon became very awkward.

At 21 years old, Leo was nearly ten years older than his on-screen love interest, and the icky age gap didn’t really translate well in front of the cameras.

Producers eventually decided to re-cast Portman because they said that “it looked as though DiCaprio was molesting her” in the romantic scenes.” Yikes! Eventually the role went to Claire Danes, and the rest is history. We’re glad that somebody was looking out for young actresses in a time before the #Metoo movement! Aside from underage casting drama, Romeo and Juliet also suffered a highly traumatic incident during filming which left cast and crew members shocked.

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Movie/TV Quote

“A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”

Goldfinger, 1964

Conversation Starter

What’s the worst movie you have seen recently?

Writing Prompt


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