Fun Fact: When a Young Mussolini Fled to Switzerland

Future Italian dictator Benito Mussolini fled to Switzerland as a young man to avoid military service.

Fun Fact: The Bank That Accepts Cheese

A bank in Italy called Credito Emiliano accepts rolls of a special type of cheese as collateral as, like wine, it gets more delicious and valuable over time.

Things I Like: Gladiator (2000 Film)

I was only 12 years old in the year 2000 but I recall Gladiator when it was relatively new. Over the years I knew of Russell Crowe as an actor but just never saw almost any of his movies. As such I never saw Gladiator for 16 years. I heard it did pretty well with…