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"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil."

J. Paul Getty


What's brown and sticky? A stick!

Fun Fact

Sharks existed before trees.

Trees are young'ns compared to the geezer sharks that rule the sea. Sharks have existed for around 400 million years, while trees became their own official species only 350 million years ago. Other notable animals that outlive our leafy ancestors are the horseshoe crab as well as the jellyfish.

History Fact

Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the USSR from 1929–1953, is believed to have killed between 20-60 million people.

Movie/TV Trivia

Michael Smiley aka Tyres from Spaced can be seen as one of the zombies outside The Winchester in Shaun of the Dead in full Tyres get-up.

Movie/TV Quote

"I am Groot."

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

What is there to say about "I am Groot" other than simply: I am Groot. In the comics, Groot wasn't always so lacking in vocabulary, but when he made his big screen debut in 2014 his repetition became an adorable defining characteristic. To be honest, "I am Groot" isn't just one line -- it's all of the loyal tree's lines. Vin Diesel had no easy task voicing the creature, but his subtle inflections turned a monosyllabic hunk of bark into a celebrated pop cultural figure. The unlikeliness of "I am Groot" ending up here is akin to the unlikeliness of Guardians become Marvel's breakout hit: It's weird, but it works.

Conversation Starter

Would you ever get a tattoo? What would it be?

Writing Prompt


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