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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family."


J.S. Bryan


Joke

What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind?


A maybe


Fun Fact

Herring fish communicate by using flatulence.


History Fact

Lesser Atrocities


Adolf Hitler was the first European leader to ban human zoos, a popular attraction in Europe in which exotic peoples were forced or paid to be on exhibit for onlookers, with recreated habitats and shows. Belgium was the last country to ban the inhumane and degrading exhibits, in 1958.


Movie/TV Trivia

Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours before one of his first ever film appearances


Before Charlie Sheen was ‘winning’ and drinking ‘tiger blood’, he had a minor role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) as a juvenile delinquent/drug addict who is hanging around the police station and waiting to be charged.

Fans of the classic 80s movie will remember that Sheen’s character has a very distinctive ‘bad boy’ look, complete with messed up hair, biker jacket and some very red looking eyes.

In fact, Sheen decided to practice a bit of method acting for the role of the drug addict. No, he didn’t take anything (that we know of), but the actor did stay awake for 48 hours straight before filming to achieve an ‘authentic look’. It definitely paid off because Sheen’s acting career took off not long after his appearance in the movie. He then went on to star in a number of successful films and appeared in Two and a Half Men before famously falling out with the producers.

Nowadays he has that ‘awake all night’ look going for him practically every day – mainly thanks to his tiger blood, of course.


Movie/TV Quote

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."


2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968


Conversation Starter

If your friend is sad, what do you do to make them feel better?


Writing Prompt

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