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Daily Quote

"Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst."


Marjorie Pay Hinckley


Joke of the Day

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now


Fun Fact

North Korea and Cuba are the only places you can't buy Coca-Cola.

No matter where you go, it's comforting to know you can always enjoy a Coca-Cola. Well, almost anywhere. While this fizzy drink is sold practically everywhere, it still hasn't (officially) made its way to North Korea or Cuba, according to the BBC. That's because these countries are under long-term U.S. trade embargoes.

However, some folks say you might be able to snag a sip of the stuff if you try hard enough (although it'll typically be a lot more expensive than what you would pay in the states—and probably imported from a neighboring country such as Mexico or China).


History Fact

The Colosseum was originally clad entirely in marble.

When you visit or see the Colosseum these days you’ll notice how the stone exterior appears to be covered in pockmarks all across its surface.


Whilst you might assume this is just degradation of the material due to its age, it is actually because it was originally clad almost entirely in marble.


The reason for the pockmarks is, after the fall of Rome, the city was looted and pillaged by the Goths. Yes that’s right, the Goths!


They took all of the marble from the Colosseum, and stripped it (mostly) down to its bare stone setting.

The holes in the stone are from where the iron clamps and poles attaching the marble cladding to it have been ripped out.


Movie/TV Trivia

The name of the band isn’t mentioned once in The Beatles’ first feature, A Hard Day’s Night.


Movie/TV Quote

"I drink your milkshake!"

There Will Be Blood, 2007


Conversation Starter

Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? How?


Writing Prompt

What Advice Do You Have for Younger Kids About Navigating Social Media?

Weird Laws

Mississippi: No limits on Big Gulp size

Mississippi believes in a person’s inalienable right to consume Big Gulps. Following former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s contentious attempt to restrict the size of soft drinks sold throughout the city, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law preventing his state’s lawmakers from enacting rules that limit portion sizes. Thanks in part to the “Anti-Bloomberg Bill,” one in three Mississippians remains obese.


Food Thing

The Dunkin' Donuts in South Korea offer doughnut flavors such as Kimchi Croquette and Glazed Garlic.