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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”


Robert Frost


Joke

A woman walks into a library and asked if they had any books about paranoia. The librarian says "They're right behind you!"


Fun Fact

"E" is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all english words.

Try writing out a few sentencesanything at all. Now take a minute to look at how frequently each letter in the alphabet appears. Chances are you'll see a lot of the letter "e." That's because the commonly used vowel appears in around 11 percent of all words in the English language, according to Oxford Dictionaries. The next most popular letter was "a," which appears in around 8.5 percent of all words. The least common letter is "q," which appears in just 0.2 percent of words.


History Fact

Precocious Pooch


During World War II in Australia, a dog with incredibly acute hearing was able to warn Air Force personnel of incoming Japanese planes 20 minutes before they arrived—even before they showed up on radar. The dog, a former stray named Gunner, was able to differentiate the sounds of allied and enemy aircraft.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Departed

Jack Nicholson pulled a real gun on Leo DiCaprio in The Departed, even though it wasn't in the script. He thought the scene wasn't intense enough before.


Movie/TV Quote

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

Planet of the Apes, 1968

The secret behind Charlton Heston’s hoarse, gravelly delivery? Great acting, sure, but also Heston had the flu through much of the production.


Conversation Starter

Does having a day off for a holiday increase or decrease productivity at work?


Writing Prompt

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