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Quote

"Adventure is not outside man; it is within."


George Eliot


Joke

What's a ninja's favourite type of shoes?


Sneakers!


Fun Fact

The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.


History Fact

Tablecloths were originally designed to be used as one big, communal napkin.

Children wiping their mouths on tablecloths is a bug-bear of many a nagging mother the whole world around.

However, that was their original use!


Guests were meant to wipe off their hands and faces on a tablecloth after a messy feast.


To not do this would be considered bad table manners!


Movie/TV Trivia

James Cameron helped to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the Titanic


James Cameron was so dedicated to exploring the Titanic shipwreck that he actually spent more time with the ship on diving excursions than the original passengers did who made the fateful voyage. Cameron was determined to get the look and feel of the movie right and needed to spend a lot of time underwater investigating the sight of the shipwreck.


In fact, Cameron’s attention to detail and commitment to authenticity helped to solve one of the greatest mysteries to plague the underwater wreck – namely the location of the missing grand staircase.

During filming, the movie set was built as an exact replica and included the original staircase. In one of the many scenes in which the Titanic is sinking, the prop stairs lifted up from their foundations and began to float towards the surface. Therefore scientists were able to conclude that after the ship had begun to sink, the staircase must have travelled up and out of the ship in a similar manner.


Movie/TV Quote

"As if!"


Clueless, 1995

Conversation Starter

Do you think people read more or less books now than 50 years ago?


Writing Prompt

Do You Talk About Report Cards With Your Parents?