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"The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when."


Simon Sinek


Joke

I don't play soccer because I enjoy the sport. I'm just doing it for kicks!


Fun Fact

The “Windy City” name has nothing to do with Chicago weather

Was this one of the random facts you already knew? Chicago’s nickname was coined by 19th-century journalists who were referring to the fact that its residents were “windbags” and “full of hot air.”


History Fact

Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, didn’t have a funeral or headstone.

The Enola Gay is a plane that will live on in history until the end of man.


As the plane to drop the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, it is both a sign of oppression and freedom.


The pilot of this plane was one Paul Tibbets who, being close to death in his old age, decided he didn’t want a funeral or a headstone as he worried it would become a place for protesting nuclear armament.


Instead, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered over the English Channel.


Movie/TV Trivia

The set of All The President’s Men cost $450,000 to create


Producers working on All The President’s Men (1976) certainly didn’t skimp when it came to their set design budget. They ended up spending a whopping $450,000 in order to try and create an exact replica of The Washington Post‘s offices, getting the detail down right to the trash in each employee’s waste paper basket!

Talk about obsessive. That attention to detail definitely came at a price, and in today’s money, their budget would have come in at over $2 million.

As well as looking after the set design, producers also had to stroke the egos of their two leading actors. In order to ensure that both Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman would each receive equal billing during publicity for the movie, Redford’s name appeared above Hoffman’s on posters and trailers, whilst Hoffman’s appeared at the top in the film itself.

This strategy had been used in the past, during publicity for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) which starred Hollywood legends John Wayne and James Stewart.


Movie/TV Quote

“Hasta la vista, baby.”


Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991

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