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Quote

"Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible."


Richard P. Feynmann


Joke

A woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection. The judge asks her, "First offender?" She says, "No, first a Gibson! Then a Fender!"


Fun Fact

In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies.


History Fact

Before Julius Caesar invaded Britain, many Romans didn’t believe it existed.

Julius Caesar was the first ever Roman to invade Britain. He did it twice in the years 55 and 54 BC.


Up until this point, there were many divided opinions on Britain within the Roman Empire.


Some believed Britain to be just the foot of another huge northern continent. Others thought it was a place full of unbelievable riches, whilst most thought it just didn’t exist.


Caesar’s first invasion of Britain was, in a militaristic sense, a resounding blunder.


Yet, due to the mythical nature of Britain, his invasion of the country was a huge PR success. It made him legendary in the eyes of many Romans.


Movie/TV Trivia

The man drinking from a flask at the end of Titanic was based on a real passenger – who survived


Remember the guy who decides to start swigging from his hip flask as the ship is sinking? Looking back we can’t say that we blame him, but apparently the character was based on a real-life survivor of the Titanic.

The individual in question managed to survive in the Atlantic Ocean for several hours thanks to his blood alcohol level.

Charles Joughin was the real-life passenger who managed to hang onto the rails after more than a few cocktails.

Apparently Joughin was a chef who had been drinking whiskey for most of the evening. In the end, the Scotch warmed up his insides and actually helped him to survive the entire disaster.


So next time you find yourself on a sinking ship, make sure you have some whiskey handy because it just might end up saving your life. Plus here’s another eerie Titanic fact…

If all of the present-day scenes from the movie were deleted, then the film would run for 2 hours and 40 minutes – the exact time it took for the Titanic to sink. Weird!


Movie/TV Quote

“Rosebud.”


Citizen Kane, 1941

Conversation Starter

How often do you go to the library?


Writing Prompt

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