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"Next to love, friendship, in my opinion, is the most valuable thing life has to offer."

Henry Miller


When the grocery store clerk asks me if I want the milk in a bag, I always tell him, "No, I'd rather drink it out of the carton!"

Fun Fact

Scotland has 421 words for “snow”

Yes—421! That’s too many fun facts about snow. Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow). Don’t miss these other 11 random interesting facts about snow.

History Fact

The first known artworks date back to roughly 100,000 years ago.

It is believed to have begun with the Homo Sapiens during the Upper Paleolithic era.

The oldest known artworks were found in what is now France.

Movie/TV Trivia

Viggo Mortensen broke one of his bones during filming for Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings fans will remember a very famous scene in the Two Towers instalment when Viggo Mortensen – who plays Aragorn – kicks a helmet then screams in pain before falling to his knees.

And there’s a good reason why Mortensen managed to make this scene look so realistic – he broke his toe whilst the cameras were rolling. Ouch! Check out the actor receiving treatment in the aftermath of the accident:

Apparently the actor hadn’t realised how heavy the helmet was and broke two toes after kicking the prop.

However, Peter Jackson decided to include the actual take in the final cut of the movie because he believed that it helped to convey Aragorn’s true anguish at believing Marry and Pippen were dead. Mortensen also got into trouble with the law during filming when someone spotted him practicing his sword fighting technique outside near a road.

The neighbours thought Mortensen was some kind of lunatic with a weapon and promptly called the police!

Movie/TV Quote

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

The Help, 2011

Conversation Starter

Do you like horror movies? Why or why not?

Writing Prompt

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