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Quote

"Your closest friends are the ones you can have a relationship with about nothing."


Naval Ravikant


Joke

What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!


Fun Fact

More than 1/5 of all the calories consumed by humans worldwide is provided by rice alone.

History Fact

In Ancient Greece, they believed redheads became vampires after death.

This was partly due to the fact that redheaded people are very pale skinned and sensitive to sunlight… unlike the bronze Mediterranean Greeks.


As well as the fact that a fair bit of vampire folklore existed within Greek mythology.


Movie/TV Trivia

Toy Story 2 Was Almost Deleted


Oops! We bet whoever did this was sweating after they made that particular error…


Apparently somebody entered a rogue command in the animation “master machine” used to create Toy Story 2, and it ended up deleting 90% of the film.


Whoops! That’s a bad day at work for one Pixar employee. Mental Floss described the situation: “A plan was quickly hatched to restore the data from a regular backup, which meant that only half a day of work would have been lost. But the backup system had failed.

Pixar, incredibly, did not have a copy of the Toy Story 2 files on its servers.” Yikes! So what happened next?

Thankfully all was not lost for the animated movie and in the end the production company managed to locate a spare copy of the film footage thanks to one organised staff member. Luckily for everyone involved in the film, one of the technical director’s had a spare copy that she had been working on from home and nearly all of the lost data was restored.

It just goes to show guys – always keep a back up file in reserve!


Movie/TV Quote

“You talking to me?” -


Taxi Driver, 1976


Conversation Starter

What is the longest book you have read?


Writing Prompt

How Often Do You Fight With Your Parents?