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Daily Quote

"The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends."

Clayton Christensen

Joke of the Day

Two windmills are standing in a wind farm. One asks, “What’s your favourite kind of music?” The other says, “I’m a big metal fan.”

Fun Fact

Ronald McDonald is “Donald McDonald” in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese.

Ever since the first McDonald’s opened in Japan in 1971, the mascot has been called Donald McDonald.

Often, Japanese people are surprised to learn he has a different name everywhere else.

History Fact

Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times.

Julius Caesar is probably the most iconic name associated with the Romans. Likewise, his assassination and death are also highly notorious.

Due to his coup d’état of the Roman Republic and his proclamation of himself as Dictator for Life, along with his radical political views, a group of his fellow Roman senators led by his best friend Brutus assassinated him on March 15th, 44 BC.

During the assassination, Caesar was stabbed at least 23 times, before finally succumbing to his wounds.

He passed away with fabled words to his former best friend Brutus, allegedly being “you too, sweet child?”

Movie/TV Trivia

Enya was James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic.

Movie/TV Quote

"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Gladiator, 2000

Conversation Starter

How would your partner describe you?

Writing Prompt

Weird Laws

Minnesota: No pig greasing

Long winters can be boring, but that’s no good reason to hold a greased pig contest in your parlor. Since 1971, it has been considered a misdemeanor to operate, run, or participate in any activity where a pig is oiled up and released with the object of being recaptured—and the same goes for “turkey scrambles.”

Food Thing

The winner of the 2013 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest consumed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.


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