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

Oscar Wilde


An eskimo brings his friend to his home for a visit. When they arrive, his friend asks, puzzled – “So where’s your igloo?”


The friend replies “Oh no, I must’ve left the iron on…”

Fun Fact

For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn't exist.

Almost nothing is known about Sandy Island, a land mass about the size of Manhattan in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. Supposedly, explorer James Cook discovered it in 1774, and it began appearing on nautical maps in 1908. It wasn't until 2012, when a team of Australian scientists set out to survey the island, that they discovered there was no island there at all. The scientists guessed that Cook may have in fact spotted a "pumice raft" of floating volcanic stone and gas. The Sydney Morning Herald even published an obituary for Sandy Island.

History Fact

The Big Smoke

Winston Churchill typically smoked eight to ten cigars a day, sometimes as much as fifteen. That’s cigars, not even cigarettes.

Movie/TV Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola would read passages of Heart of Darkness to Marlon Brando on the fractious set of Apocalypse Now after learning the actor had never read the source material.

Movie/TV Quote

"The Dude abides."

The Big Lebowski, 1998

The inspiration for Jeff Bridges' character was Jeff Dowd, legendary publicist and former head of the Seattle Film Festival. At Sundance in 2009, the real Dude famously got into a fistfight with Variety film critic John Anderson over a disagreement over a documentary titled Dirt! The Movie.

Conversation Starter

You find a remote that can rewind, fast forward, stop and start time. What do you do with it?

Writing Prompt

Do You See Great Disparities of Wealth in Your Community?

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