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"The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Did you hear about the guy who had his left leg and left arm amputated after a car crash? He's all right now!

Fun Fact

In September 2007, a guy named Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet seats with his head in one minute to create a world record.

College of the Ozarks doesn’t charge tuition. Instead, students work on campus at least 15 hours a week, and have two 40-hour work weeks.

History Fact

True To Message

Thomas Paine’s treatise Common Sense played a major part in swaying the American public in favor of independence, and it outsold any other book of its time, but Paine himself didn’t make any profit. Instead, he used his portion of the sales to buy mittens for American troops stationed in Canada during the American Revolution. He allowed anyone to freely reproduce the pamphlet, as long as they covered the printing costs.

Movie/TV Trivia

Iron Man

Paul Bettany has never seen the film, and is unfamiliar with the plot. He said J.A.R.V.I.S. was the easiest job ever, and it was almost like a robbery, since he only worked for two hours, got paid a lot of money, then went on vacation with his wife (Jennifer Connelly).

Movie/TV Quote

"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Gone With the Wind, 1939

Conversation Starter

What problems will technology solve in the next 5 years? What problems will it create?

Writing Prompt


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