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Quote

"Who is your master? Anyone who has control over things upon which you’ve set your heart, or over things which you seek to avoid."


Epictetus


Joke

This morning, Siri said, "Don't call me Shirley." I accidentally left my phone in Airplane mode!


Fun Fact

The two tiny holes in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.


History Fact

A Chernobyl firefighter was exposed to so much radiation, it changed his eye colour.

Vladimir Pravik was one of the first firefighters to reach Reactor No. 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26th, 1986.


His job there was to contain the flames spewing from the building.


During his shift dousing the highly-radioactive flames of the burning reactor core, he was exposed to a shockingly lethal dose of radiation.


It was so deadly that it changed his eye colour from brown to blue.


Like the majority of the first responders to the Chernobyl disaster, Vladimir died 15 days later from severe radiation poisoning.


Movie/TV Trivia

The constellation that Rose is looking up at was completely wrong


Right towards the end of the movie, the audience sees Rose lying on the wooden door and staring up at the night sky. However, after the film was released, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson contacted Cameron to inform him that the constellations Rose was looking at were completely wrong.

Ever the perfectionist, Cameron re-edited the movie and corrected the mistake just in time for the 10th anniversary director’s cut.

There are plenty of movie mistakes which did make the cut though – Rose’s beauty spot seems to move around her face an awful lot whilst Jack’s suspenders have been known to disappear in various scenes before magically reappearing! It seems as though even James Cameron couldn’t stop a handful of mistakes entering the final cut.


The constellation mistake must really have got on Cameron’s nerves though, especially as Tyson reportedly rubbed it in the director’s face several times!


The director didn’t hold it against Tyson though because he later asked the astrophysicist to consult on the director’s cut of Titanic.


Movie/TV Quote

“Here's Johnny!”


The Shining, 1980


Conversation Starter

How fast do you read?


Writing Prompt

Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’