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“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols


I know a lot of jokes about unemployed people but none of them work.

Fun Fact

Plastic Easter eggs and plastic Easter grass were invented by a man who holds more patents than Thomas Edison.

If you've ever enjoyed an Easter basket with plastic eggs and grass, then you can thank Donald Weder, the man who invented both. Weder not only holds the patents on these holiday staples, he also holds a total of 1,413 U.S. patents—including ones for water-based inks, flower-pot covers, and decorative wrappers. That's compared to Thomas Edison, who held just 1,093 U.S. patents.

History Fact


When Paris was liberated in 1944, British and American commanders agreed that a French division lead the liberation of Paris. In keeping with racial segregation of American troops, the Americans stipulated that only white soldiers be involved, despite the French army being only 40% white. Black soldiers were taken out of the selected unit and replaced by white soldiers from other units, and even other armies—this meant that General Charles de Gaulle lead the liberation of Paris with a division of “French” soldiers who were largely Spaniards.

Movie/TV Trivia

Ex Machina

Throughout the film, the colours red, blue, and green are prominently displayed in each scene (the green forest, the red brick hallway, the keypad's red and blue functions, etc.) This is a nod to the RGB colour model, which is used to display images in electronic systems, such as computers. Ava, of course, being the main computer in the film.

Movie/TV Quote

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

The Godfather: Part III, 1990

Mario Puzo’s literary estate, which contained 20 different versions of the Godfather III script written between 1978 and 1989, recently sold at auction to a private collector for $625,000.

Conversation Starter

What do you think of homeschooling?

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