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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth."


Archimedes


Joke

I got a hen to regularly count her own eggs. She's a real mathamachicken!


Fun Fact

In 1862, the King of Siam offered Abraham Lincoln many elephants on the grounds that a “Country as great as the United States should not be without elephants.” Lincoln politely declined.


History Fact

Tens of thousands of baby girls were abandoned each year in China because of the country's one-child policy.


Movie/TV Trivia

Toy Story 2 Was Almost Deleted

A command entered in the "master machine" where the animation for Toy Story 2 was stored deleted 90 percent of the work the Pixar team had done on it. As Mental Floss describes, "A plan was quickly hatched to restore the data from a regular backup, which meant that only half a day of work would have been lost. But the backup system had failed. Pixar, incredibly, did not have a copy of the Toy Story 2 files on its servers." Fortunately, the film's technical director had a copy she had been working on from home, and much of it was restored.


Movie/TV Quote

“You had me at ‘hello.’"


Jerry Maguire, 1996


Conversation Starter

Who was the first band or musician you were really into? Do you still like them?


Writing Prompt

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