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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West


My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home.

Fun Fact

Kids ask 300 questions a day.

A 2013 U.K. study from online retailer observed young children and recorded the questions they asked the adults around them. The children tended to turn to their mothers for answers, and these moms could end up answering an average of nearly 300 questions per day, or one question every two-and-a-half minutes, the study found. The moms reported that the hardest questions they were asked included "Why is water wet?" and "What are shadows made of?"

History Fact

Too Many Stairs

Upon the German occupation of Paris in 1940, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that the Germans would have to climb the steps if they wished to visit the summit. Soldiers climbed the 1,710 stairs to hang a German flag, but Hitler never ascended the tower himself. It can be said that while Hitler conquered France, he never conquered the Eiffel Tower.

Movie/TV Trivia

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

After first completing the arduous 600-foot climb on Ireland's Skellig Michael island, Mark Hamill had hoped that he could avoid having to repeat the trek for additional scenes if he could somehow remain on the summit overnight, thus forfeiting the luxury of room service at his hotel. He suggested sleeping in a tent and 'staying in character.' However, after some inquiries were made with the Irish authorities, he was told by producer Kathleen Kennedy that he was not permitted to pitch a tent because the location is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott didn’t quite see eye to eye on the screenplay, and on this line in particular. He routinely strayed from the script — by John Logan and William Nicholson — trying to improvise a bunch of alternatives, until Scott forced him to read the line as written. It went over like gangbusters, even though Crowe still hated it: "It was shit. But I'm the greatest actor in the world and I can make even shit sound good." The "shit" script would get nominated for best original screenplay at the 2001 Oscars and Crowe would win best actor.

Conversation Starter

What is your favourite holiday?

Writing Prompt

What Do You Know About Your Family’s History?

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