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“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


My friend says to me: "What rhymes with orange" I said: "No it doesn't"

Fun Fact

Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it's getting more common).

If you were under the impression that the human body had finished evolving, think again. It turns out that some people have a bone in their knee called a fabella. And while this particular little bone with an unknown purpose was once fading away, over the last century and a half, it's gotten more common. Back in 1875, nearly 18 percent of people examined had a fabella. That number dropped to 11 percent by 1918. However, by 2018, 39 percent of individuals had this mysterious bone.

History Fact

Olaf Was Here

During the 9th century AD, two Vikings graffitied their names in the runes of Hagia Sophia. These carvings have survived since the Byzantine era, and are still viewable in modern-day Istanbul. One inscription reads, “Halfdan carved these runes.”

Movie/TV Trivia

The Passion Of The Christ

Jim Caviezel admitted he was struck by lightning while filming the Sermon on the Mount and during the crucifixion.

Movie/TV Quote

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

Chinatown, 1974

Even though Nicholson and director Roman Polanski fought endlessly during the making of the movie, when the actor saw the rough cut he told producer Robert Evans, "We got a hot one. Get those checks ready — we’re on our way!"

Conversation Starter

What are some good and bad things about the education system in your country?

Writing Prompt


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