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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."


Neil Gaiman


Joke

Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It's okay. He woke up!


Fun Fact

The University of Minnesota is older than Minnesota the state itself!


History Fact

Failed Attempts


In South Korea in 1968, while four brothers were out searching for firewood, they stumbled across the camp of a group of North Korean commandos on a mission to assassinate the South Korean president. The commandos lectured them on the benefits of communism and spared their lives, but both of their missions failed as the brothers, unconverted, alerted the police.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Theory Of Everything

Eddie Redmayne met with Stephen Hawking only once before filming. "In the three hours I spent with him, he said maybe eight sentences," recalls Redmayne. "I just didn't feel like I could ask him intimate things." Therefore, he found other ways to prepare for the role. He lost about 15 pounds and trained for four months with a dancer to learn how to control his body. He met with 40 ALS patients, kept a chart tracking the order in which Hawking's muscles declined, and stood in front of a mirror for hours on end, contorting his face. Lastly, he remained motionless and hunched over between takes, so much so that an osteopath told him he had altered the alignment of his spine. "I fear I'm a bit of a control freak," Redmayne admits. "I was obsessive. I'm not sure it was healthy."


Movie/TV Quote

"Shane. Shane. Come back!"


Shane, 1953


Conversation Starter

What’s the best thing about travelling? How about the worst thing?


Writing Prompt

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