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"Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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Fun Fact

A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”

You can even buy its meat in at least 21 states. Don’t miss these other random facts about your favorite foods.

History Fact

In medieval England, the word “ask” was pronounced “axe”.

So I suppose you could say it makes sense that’s how they’d say it in Futurama if that’s how they said it in the past, right?

This pronunciation of the word was even featured in the first English translation of the Bible: “Axe and it shall be given.”

Movie/TV Trivia

One minute of The Nightmare Before Christmas took an entire week to film

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a kid’s classic now, but back in the early 90s when Tim Burton was making the movie, it’s fair to say that special effects definitely weren’t at their peak.

In fact, things moved so slowly that each minute of animated footage took an entire week to film. Wow. It took a group of around 100 people almost three years to make the movie – on average each second required 12 stop-motion moves.

It’s no wonder that Tim Burton didn’t want to make a sequel! Disney wanted to make a second movie using computer animation (which would have made things slightly easier), but Burton was having none of it.

“I was always very protective of [Nightmare] not to do sequels or things of that kind,” Burton explained.

“You know, ‘Jack visits Thanksgiving world’ or other kinds of things just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it.”

Movie/TV Quote

“Just keep swimming.”

Finding Nemo, 2003

Conversation Starter

Do movies have the same power as books to change the world?

Writing Prompt

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