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"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."

George Bernard Shaw


Is it ignorance or apathy that's destroying the world today? I don't know and don't really care

Fun Fact

The Ethiopian calendar is 7.5 years behind the Gregorian calendar due to the fact that it has 13 months.

History Fact

Horrifying Forgery

The Iron Maiden, a medieval torture device consisting of a sarcophagus filled with metal spikes or nails, likely never actually existed for that purpose. Supposedly used during the Middle Ages, it was only after German philosopher Johann Philipp Siebenkees wrote about them in the 1700s that the devices began turning up in museums as morbid curiosities. The most famous of these, the Iron Maiden of Nuremberg, was only built in the year 1800.

Movie/TV Trivia

And Clownfish Vanished After Finding Nemo

Just as there was a run on pet rats, the population of clownfish in their natural habitats took a precipitous drop following the release of Finding Nemo, which stars a clownfish. Marine biologists reported that the numbers of the fish dropped by as much as 75 percent in the Australian reefs they inhabit.

Movie/TV Quote

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Auntie Mame, 1958

Conversation Starter

What hurts your feelings?

Writing Prompt


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