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“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

Oscar Wilde


I couldn't figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.

Fun Fact

Showers really do spark creativity.

Showers aren't just good for your hygiene—they're good for your creativity, too. For a 2012 study published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers gave volunteers creativity problems to solve followed by a period of rest. During that period, some were assigned demanding tasks, while others did simpler tasks that allowed their minds to wander (just like a shower does). Those doing the simpler tasks during the resting time were more likely to solve the original creativity problems.

History Fact

No Autocorrect

In 1962, a programmer omitted a single hyphen in the code for the Mariner I rocket, causing it to explode shortly after take off. This typo cost NASA the equivalent of $630 million dollars today.

Movie/TV Trivia

Cloud Atlas

While on the set of this movie, Tom Hanks started calling Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, "Mom and Dad," because they worked so well together and as leaders of the cast and crew.

Movie/TV Quote

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948

The misquote of the line — "We don’t need no stinking badges!" — started with Micky Dolenz in a 1967 episode of The Monkees TV series, but Mel Brooks got it wrong, too, in 1974's Blazing Saddles.

Conversation Starter

How can technology improve education? Can it hurt education?

Writing Prompt


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