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"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!"

Doug Larson


I invented a new word today: Plagiarism!

Fun Fact

People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.

History Fact

America’s National School Lunch Program of 1946 was due to WWII.

America had just come out of a huge, resource-depleting war. So why on Earth would they be handing out free food for school kids?

After all, it’s no secret that food rationing in Britain continued until 9 years after the war.

This is due to the fact that, the government realized by giving the children free meals, they would have a healthier draft pool if they ever needed it again.

Movie/TV Trivia

Jeremy Irons developed vocal problems half-way through recording “Be Prepared” for The Lion King

‘Be Prepared’ is arguably one of the best songs in the original Lion King film. Scar is plotting his rise to power when he breaks into tune and his pals the hyenas get involved for an epic song and dance.

Unfortunately, actor Jeremy Irons was singing along during recording when he developed some vocal problems mid-way through the song. That’s when producers called on Jim Cummings to finish off the track.

Who is Jim Cummings? He’s only the actor who voiced Winnie The Pooh in all of the Pooh bear movies!

Cummings is actually an award-winning voiceover artist who was more than happy to jump onboard and finish off the rest of the number. Cummings later explained: “Jeremy developed vocal problems while he was recording that number for The Lion King.

So the producers asked me to come in and replace Mr. Irons. Sing the last third of ‘Be Prepared’ in his place.”

Did you notice the change in voice first time around?

Movie/TV Quote

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.”

Back to the Future, 1985

Conversation Starter

What was the worst book you had to read for school? How about the best book you had to read for school?

Writing Prompt

What Advice Would You Give to Your Mom, Dad or Guardian on How to Be a Better Parent?

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