“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Husband: Wow, honey, you look really different today. Did you do something to your hair?
Wife: Michael, I’m over here!
Harriet Tubman was even more heroic than you thought.
You probably know that Harriet Tubman was a former slave who became a political activist for the abolition movement. But in addition to smuggling escaped slaves through the Underground Railroad, during the Civil War she was the first woman to lead an armed assault. She planned and executed a number of raids and was known to carry a revolver for personal protection.
I Heart You
Silphium, also known as laserwort, was a plant that was once an effective and extremely popular contraceptive; Pliny, sounding like a guy who totally understands women’s periods, noted that it could “promote the menstrual discharge.” Unfortunately it was so popular that it was harvested into extinction. Some researchers even speculate that the shape of the plant is what gives us the traditional heart shape we use to denote love and romance today.
While everyone knows Viggo Mortensen replaced Stuart Townsend at the last minute for Aragorn, the beardy ranger had no intention of joining Jackson and co until his son begged him to do it. Good son.
"Just keep swimming."
Finding Nemo, 2003
This line — voiced by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres — was so popular, it’s earned her sidekickwn Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, coming this summer.
If you could only store one type of food in your pocket, what would you carry?