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Quote

"Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter."


Brad Henry

Joke

Why do fish live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze!

Fun Fact

Pineapple works as a natural meat tenderizer.

The fruit is packed with the enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein chains, making it an ideal marinade for meats when you don't have a lot of time. But for the same reason, pineapple does not work for jams or jellies, since the enzyme breaks down gelatin as well. The bromelain is so strong that pineapple processors have to wear protective gloves, otherwise over time the enzyme eats away at the skin on their face and hands, leaving dry skin and small sores.


History Fact

Feline Friends


Vikings used to give kittens to new brides as an essential part of a new household. Cats were considered appropriate since they were associated with Freyja, the goddess of love.


Movie/TV Trivia

Now You See Me

Isla Fisher got into difficulty while filming the piranha tank scene. The top of the tank remained opened so that Fisher would be able to swim to the top to get some air, and there was also an emergency lever inside the tank that, if pulled, would alert the crew that she needed help. During one take, Fisher was running out of air, and tried to swim to the top, but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank, so she was unable to swim to the top, or pull the lever. She then attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass of the tank, but since her character is supposed to be panicked and scared in the scene, the crew thought she was acting. She was stuck for three minutes, before the Stunt Coordinator finally realized that something was wrong, after he noticed that her handcuffs were stuck.


Movie/TV Quote

Striker: Surely you can't be serious.


Rumack: I am serious…and don't call me Shirley.


Airplane!, 1980


Conversation Starter

Have your parents influenced what goals you have?


Writing Prompt

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