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Quote

"It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it."


Peter Buffett


Joke

A skunk fell in the river and stank to the bottom.


Fun Fact

Copper door knobs are self-disinfecting.

Copper and its alloys, such as brass, have long been popular materials for manufacturing door knobs. It turns out, this may not just because the metal's hue makes it look nice. In fact, the material has been found to kill bacteria. According to one study from the National College of Kathmandu in Nepal, "the metal ions denature protein of the target cells by binding to reactive groups resulting in their precipitation and inactivation. The high affinity of cellular proteins for the metallic ions results in the death of the cells due to cumulative effects of the ion within the cells." In other words, brass sterilizes the bacteria that can build up from all those (potentially unwashed) hands that grip it.


History Fact

Your Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather Was a Mass Murderer


Over the course of his massively powerful campaigning around Asia and Europe, Genghis Khan killed an estimated 40 million people—that was 10% of the world’s population. But he’s also pretty much everyone’s common ancestor, so all that killing and maiming balances out…right?


Movie/TV Trivia

Avatar

Director James Cameron, known for being tough on set, allegedly kept a nail-gun on set that he would use to nail cell phones, that had the misfortune of ringing, to a wall above the exit sign.


Movie/TV Quote

"Who's on first."


The Naughty Nineties, 1945


Conversation Starter

What is your favourite thing to eat or drink in winter?


Writing Prompt

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