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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


Maya Angelou


Joke

My wife told me I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.


Fun Fact

There's a decorated war hero dog.

While in the trenches of World War I, the U.S. First Infantry Division found themselves unable to communicate with other troops because shellfire had damaged the telephone wires. A young private came up with a unique solution: Rags, a mixed breed terrier whom the soldiers had adopted in Paris, would carry the messages from one division to the next tucked into his collar. He saved many lives, and when Rags passed away—in Maryland, at the very advanced age of 20—he was buried with military honors.


History Fact

Lepus Rex


Louis Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, was known as and is still called “The Rabbit of Holland” because he mispronounced the Dutch phrase “King of Holland” and instead said “Iek ben Konijn van Olland” (“I am Rabbit of Holland”) when he took over the Netherlands in 1806. It wasn’t all in jest—he was devoted to the Dutch people and was also known as “Louis the Good.”

Movie/TV Trivia

My Left Foot

Daniel Day-Lewis broke two ribs during filming from assuming the hunched-over position in his wheelchair for weeks of filming. He also would refuse to come out of character. On visits to the set canteen, other people would have to help him with food.


Movie/TV Quote

"It was Beauty killed the Beast."

King Kong, 1933

When producer Merian C. Cooper pitched the role to Fay Wray, he told her, "You’ll have the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood." Wray was sure she’d be acting with Cary Grant.


Conversation Starter

What do you think of standardized tests?


Writing Prompt

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