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"I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly."

Deborah Norville


A cheese factory exploded in France. Da brie is everywhere!

Fun Fact

Guinea pigs were once sacrificed wearing earrings and necklaces and wrapped like sushi.

Lidio Valdez, an archaeologist from the Institute of Andean Studies, made a surprising discovery in Peru when he came across 100 dead guinea pigs that had been sacrificed by the Incan people during the 16th century. The rodents, which had clearly been a part of some sort of ritual, were adorned with earrings and necklaces made from colorful string. "Some were even wrapped in cotton rugs like a sushi roll," wrote Gizmodo of the findings, which were published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology in 2019.

History Fact

Prior to the 1960s tobacco companies ran physician-endorsed ads that suggested smoking had health benefits.

Movie/TV Trivia

Jim ‘King of the World’ Cameron also had a second ending for Titanic in which Bill Paxton and the old lady face off over the million dollar necklace. If you thought the original ending was schmaltzy check out the ‘life is priceless’ alternative.

Movie/TV Quote

"These are not spirit fingers. These are spirit fingers. And these are gold."

Bring It On (2000)

It's quite honestly insane that UCB staple Ian Roberts was Sparky, the pill-popping choreographer putting high school cheerleaders through boot camp to "transform [their] robotic routines into poetry written with the human body." The horrible goatee, the shirt with one too many buttons open, his scathing burns of everyone's physical flaws, and his crucial defining trait: spirit fingers, the "bad" ones practically indistinguishable from the "good" ones. Clearly just a derivation of jazz hands, "spirit fingers" was one of the defining schticks of Bring It On, directed by Peyton Reed (his first film -- he would later go on to make Ant-Man), and a damn good one at that.

Conversation Starter

What is the most difficult thing you’ve ever done?

Writing Prompt


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