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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."

Steve Jobs


My friend says to me: "What rhymes with orange" I said: "No it doesn't"

Fun Fact

The fire hydrant patent was lost in a fire.

The fire hydrant patent is credited to Frederick Graff Sr., who was the chief engineer for Philadelphia Water Works during the early 1800s. Unfortunately for Graff Sr., the patent was destroyed when the patent office in Washington, D.C., burned down in 1836. After 100 years, retired firefighter George Sigelakis reinvented the hydrant after they had been failing to work in too many critical emergencies.

History Fact

I Can Feel it Comin’ in the Air Tonight

For a very long time, people believed that diseases were caused by bad smelling, infected air—it’s what’s known as the miasma theory of disease. This is why plague masks look so freaky: plague doctors wore them and the masks’ long, hollow noses held flowers and other combatants of the smelly, supposedly diseased air.

Movie/TV Trivia

When filming Chinatown Jack Nicholson was dating Anjelica Huston, the daughter of his screen nemesis John Huston. She visited the set on the day that her father’s character asked Nicolson’s Jake Gittes, “Did you sleep with my daughter?”. Awkward.

Movie/TV Quote

"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."

Airplane, 1980

"I think people remember the line because of Leslie Nielsen’s delivery," Jeff Zucker (who co-wrote the script with his brother David and Jim Abrahamson) tells THR. "The way he said it was exactly what we were going for. We told the actors to pretend they didn’t know they were in a comedy."

Conversation Starter

If someone gave you 20 dollars, what would you buy with it?

Writing Prompt

How Do You Know if What You Read Online Is True?

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