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"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you."

H. Jackson Brown Jr


What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter

Fun Fact

Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.

History Fact

A Poe-Worthy Mystery

Edgar Allan Poe died after being found wandering around Baltimore dirty, delirious and wearing somebody else’s clothes. He was never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in such a condition before he died.

Movie/TV Trivia

Gene Kelly had a fever of 103F during filming of Singin’ In The Rain

Even if you haven’t seen 1952’s classic film Singin’ In The Rain then you’ll definitely have watched the iconic moment that Gene Kelly sings the title song on the streets of New York.

Apparently there were some issues behind the scenes though. It took all day to prepare filming for the number, and Kelly showed up to filming with a fever of 103F. Despite being so ill, the actor insisted on doing one take before the director sent him home.

In the end he ad-libbed everything to perfection and the take that you see in the movie is the one that Kelly did before leaving the set to go home! It seems as though Kelly demanded the same level of professionalism from his co-stars as he did from himself, and ended up making a lot of enemies in the process.

He reduced actress Debbie Reynolds to tears several times – she later stated that making Singin’ in the Rain and childbirth were the two most painful things she had ever gone through in life. Donald O’Connor also later admitted that he didn’t enjoy working with Kelly, whom he labelled a ‘tyrant’

Movie/TV Quote

"Is it safe?"

Marathon Man, 1976

Conversation Starter

Who’s your favourite comedian?

Writing Prompt

Do You Hang Out in the Park?

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