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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Do you consider pennies lucky? If you see one on the ground, do you stop and pick it up? I was told that pennies were, in fact, good luck and I've always collected them when I spot them on the ground.

I figure money is money and if it's free for the taking, it's going in my pocket!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy."

HINT: (1890-1977), was an American comedian and film and television star who was known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Since they were introduced in 1787, more than 300 billion pennies have been produced.

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The princess on the Indian Head penny was neither an American Indian nor a princess. She was the sculptor's daughter, Sarah Longacre.

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If you have a strong magnifying glass, you can see the initials of the sculptors who designed the pennies. Since 1959, the initials of Frank Gasparro have been near the shrubbery to the right of the Lincoln Memorial. Pennies dated 1918 to 1958 have the initials VDB (Victor David Brenner) under Lincoln's shoulder.

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Pennies haven't been made of pure copper since 1864. During World War II, the U.S. Mint helped the war effort by recycling: It melted shell casings to make pennies.

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When the penny was introduced in 1787, it was about twice the size of today's version. The penny didn't reach its current size until 1857.

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The nickname for a U.S. cent in 1839 was "Silly Head," because people thought the image of Miss Liberty on the front looked strange.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy."

ANSWER: Groucho Marx.

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