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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


Mae West


Joke

My ex-wife still misses me. But her aim is starting to improve


Fun Fact

The creature that kills the most people every year isn't snakes, sharks, or even other humans — it's the mosquito.


History Fact

Can’t Take it With You

Dentures: what would old people and hockey players do without them? Well, until the mid-1800s, dentures, aesthetically pleasing as they may be, were actually often made of teeth pulled from deceased soldiers. Hey, they’re not using them, right?


Movie/TV Trivia

Jaws' Most Famous Line Was Improvised

The best-known line from Jaws ("You're gonna need a bigger boat," not "We're gonna need a bigger boat," as it's often misquoted, by the way) was not in the actual script. Actor Roy Scheider said it throughout the filming, joking about the small boat the producers had selected to hold the filming equipment, and it ended up in the final cut.


Movie/TV Quote

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

In the Heat of the Night, 1967

Poitier did not want to shoot the film in Mississippi because he had been harassed by the Ku Klux Klan when he had visited there with Harry Belafonte at the height of the civil rights movement in 1964, so most of it was filmed in Sparta, Illinois. Filmmakers even changed the name of the fictional Mississippi town in the movie to Sparta so they wouldn’t have to pay to have the town’s water tower repainted.


Conversation Starter

Have you ever lost a friend? Why?


Writing Prompt

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