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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."


Napoleon Hill


Joke

Why did the old man fall in the well? Because he couldn't see that well.


Fun Fact

Cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do.

While sharks account for about 53 bites per year, only one of those ends up being fatal. Cows, on the other hand (or hoof), kill around 20 people per year.


History Fact

Keys to the VIP

So Stalin has two Nobel Peace nominations, Hitler was a PETA-loving vegetarian, what else can surprise you? Well, Saddam Hussein was given the keys to the city of Detroit in 1980. Look, I don’t make the facts, I just tell them.


Movie/TV Trivia

Despite Courtney’s (unsurprisingly) batshit claims (see #72) Kurt Cobain did thank Quentin Tarantino in the liner notes to In Utero, allegedly due to the musician’s love for Reservoir Dogs. QT returned the favour in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack notes by thanking Nirvana. Sadly, the timing of the release meant the thanks were followed by ‘RIP Kurt’.


Movie/TV Quote

"To infinity and beyond!"

Toy Story, 1995

Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase is actually a variation of the line "Beyond the infinite," which appears as a title card in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The phrase later served as the title of Karen Paik's book recounting the history of Pixar — and as a lyric in Beyonce's 2008 hit, "Single Ladies."


Conversation Starter

If you had the opportunity to invent a new ice cream flavor, what would it be?


Writing Prompt

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