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"Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins."

Edith Wharton


Whatdya call a frenchman wearing sandals? Phillipe Phillope.

Fun Fact

In Germany, people help toads cross the road.

You might not want to bring up the popular video game Frogger in Germany. There, they like to protect their frogs, toads, and other amphibians. In order to save them from harm when crossing the street, conservation organizations installed more than 800 fences along popular roadways. Along these fences are buckets, so when they try to cross, they eventually hop into one. At the end of the day, wildlife conservationists collect the buckets and release frogs across the road into a nearby forest with ponds and lakes.

History Fact

Farting Around

Old Japanese scrolls show that in the 1500s, people used to engage in a funny but truly disgusting game where the players would try their best to out-fart the others! If I had a time machine I could only use once, let’s just say I don’t think I’d be going to kill Hitler… (I’d go to win a fart-off).

Movie/TV Trivia

Before Stanley Kubrick came on-board for A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess considered selling the movie rights to Mick Jagger with the intention of Jagger playing Alex and the rest of the Stones playing the other Droogs. Keef with eyeliner? Don’t be silly.

Movie/TV Quote

"Bond. James Bond."

Dr. No, 1962

Ian Fleming named his superspy by looking for the most boring moniker he could find on his bookshelves — it turned out to be the author of a bird-watching guide. "By God, [that] is the dullest name I've ever heard," Fleming recalled of his eureka moment.

Conversation Starter

What’s your idea of a perfect playground?

Writing Prompt

Would You Mind if Your Parents Blogged About You?

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