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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."


Julie Andrews


Joke

Five out of four people admit they're bad with fractions!


Fun Fact

Canada once heavily targeted LGBTQ individuals.


Our Canadian neighbours may not have been as friendly as we thought. During the Cold War era, Canada spent thousands on its historic "Fruit Machine." This device was supposedly able to identify gay men and lesbian women by monitoring subjects as they were shown pornographic images with homosexual content.


This, unfortunately, led to the wrongful persecution of many of Canada's fine citizens. In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the mistreatment of these people.


History Fact

Approximately 750,000 men died in the Civil War, which was more than 2.5% of America's population at the time.


Movie/TV Trivia

Within 3 days of release The Hunger Games has become the highest grossing film for production company Lionsgate.


Movie/TV Quote

"You have bewitched me, body and soul."


Pride and Prejudice (2005)


Before he achieved prestige-TV immortality with his role as the sweetly conniving doofus Tom Wamsgans on HBO's money-obsessed drama Succession, actor Matthew Macfadyen was perhaps best known for his turn as the charmingly aloof heartthrob Mr. Darcy in Joe Wright's fog-drenched adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Competing with Colin Firth's beloved take on the character was no easy task, but Macfadyen makes the most of his final declaration of love, which Wright shoots like a sumptuous perfume ad. As he works up the courage to tell Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Bennett how he truly feels, the words "you have bewitched me, body and soul" come tumbling out of his mouth. Though it might sound like the perfect swoon-worthy literary musing, the line doesn't appear in Jane Austen's 1813 novel; instead, it was the invention of the film's screenwriter Deborah Moggach, who bewitched a whole new generation with this tear-inducing monologue.


Conversation Starter

Is there anyone at school you’d like to know better?


Writing Prompt

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