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Quote

"I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."


Georgia O’Keeffe


Joke

Bad puns…it's how eye roll.


Fun Fact

More human twins are being born now than ever before.

Do you get the feeling that there are more twins around these days than there used to be? No? Well, you should, because according to a new study in the journal Human Reproduction, the "twinning rate" has increased by one-third since the '80s—up from 9 to 12 twins per 1,000 deliveries. Currently that adds up to about 1.6 million twins born each year across the world—meaning one out of every 42 babies is a twin. Helping drive this is the increasing use of medically assisted reproduction, and the delay in childbearing (twinning has been found to increase with a mother's age).


History Fact

Puts Things in Perspective

When the last woolly mammoths died out in 1650 BC, only about 4000 years ago. By that time, the pyramids of Giza were already a thousand years old.


Movie/TV Trivia

Schindler's List

During production, the atmosphere was so grim and depressing that Steven Spielberg asked his friend Robin Williams if he could tell some jokes and do comedy sketches while Spielberg would watch episodes of Seinfeld (1989). Some of Williams' sketches, while played through the speaker phone to the cast and crew, ended up being part of dialogue material for his character in Aladdin (1992), the Genie.


Movie/TV Quote

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape."


Planet of the Apes, 1968


Conversation Starter

What is the best pair of shoes you have ever owned? Why were they so good?


Writing Prompt

Are You a Novelty-Seeker?

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