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"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it."

George A Moore


Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen

Fun Fact

There’s no period in “Dr. Pepper”. It was removed because the old logo font made it look like “Di: Pepper”.

History Fact

One Hell of a Haul

The largest art heist in history occurred on March 18th, 1990 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A total of 13 paintings worth $500M were stolen by two men posing as police officers. Paintings by masters including Degas, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Manet were among those taken. To this day the empty frames are still hanging, acting as placeholders until the pieces are returned.

Movie/TV Trivia

The velociraptors in Jurassic Park are actually tortoises

Whilst the T-Rex gets all the attention in Jurassic Park, it’s really the velociraptors that used to make our skin crawl. That terrifying noise they used to make whilst hunting in packs was the stuff of nightmares, but maybe someone should have told us at the time what that sound really was.

Apparently, the velociraptor noise in Jurassic Park is actually a recording of two tortoises mating!

Sound designer Gary Rystrom explained all about the decision to use frisky tortoises: “It’s somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it’s a tortoise having sex. It’s a mating tortoise! I recorded that at Marine World … the people there said, ‘Would you like to record these two tortoises that are mating?’” Meanwhile, the sound of the T-Rex came from Rydstrom’s tiny Jack Russell terrier, Buster. Rydstrom has used his pet in several films, including the Alien franchise.

He also used a baby elephant noise to pull of the sound of the T-Rex screaming. Who knew?!

Movie/TV Quote

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

Casablanca, 1942

Conversation Starter

What is the weirdest food combination you’ve ever tried?

Writing Prompt


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