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Quote

"Everyone lives by selling something."


Robert Louis Stevenson

Joke

What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old? Aye matey.


Fun Fact

One man once survived two atomic bombs.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both nuclear attacks to Japan when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs during World War II. Yamaguchi, sent to Hiroshima on business on August 6th, 1945, saw the U.S. drop the first atomic bomb. Miraculously, he survived with burns across his face and arms, but made it home to Nagasaki. Three days later, the second atomic bomb hit, flattening Yamaguchi's home. Because his family was out finding ointments to treat his already existent burns, they were safe in a tunnel and miraculously survived as well.


History Fact

Where Are Your Manners?

Here’s a comeback for all the fussy moms out there: tablecloths, no matter how fancy they’ve gotten today, were originally designed as one big, long napkin. Guests were meant to wipe off their hands and faces on the tablecloth after a messy feast.


Movie/TV Trivia

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn called Irreversible director Gasper Noe midshoot for advice on how to successfully shoot a ‘head smashing’ scene.


Movie/TV Quote

"There's no crying in baseball!"

A League of Their Own, 1992

"If somebody put a gun to my head and said 'What would be sort of the defining line from A League of Their Own, I would pick a line much later in the movie," says screenwriter Babaloo Mandel. "Geena Davis is quitting and she's trying to tell him, 'It just got too hard,' and Tom Hanks says to her, 'It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The "hard" is what makes it great.' I would pick that."


Conversation Starter

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?


Writing Prompt

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