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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”



Joke

Whatdya call a frenchman wearing sandals?


Phillipe Phillope.


Fun Fact

Playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea.

The most popular instrument in North Korea is the accordion, so much so that all teachers used to be required to play to get their teaching certifications. Because the accordion is portable in a way that, say, a grand piano isn't, it was thought of as the "people's instrument" that could be taken outside and played for laborers in the fields.


History Fact

Humble Beginnings


Then-future President Andrew Jackson participated in the American Revolution informally at age 13 as a courier, wherein he survived being captured by the British. He was the only member of his family to survive the revolution, becoming an orphan at age 14.


Movie/TV Trivia

Million Dollar Baby

Hilary Swank contracted a bacterial infection from a blister she developed on her foot during training for her role. The infection was so serious that she almost had to be hospitalized for three weeks. Catching the infection in the nick of time, she instead chose to take a week off for medicated rest and didn't tell Clint Eastwood or the other producers of the film about the injury, because she didn't believe it was in character.


Movie/TV Quote

"They're here!" Poltergeist, 1982

Actress Heather O’Rourke, who was just 6 when she made Poltergeist, tragically died at age 12, in 1988, from complications of a bowel obstruction.


Conversation Starter

What will the future of education be?


Writing Prompt

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