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Friday, January 13, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "James Seemann" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

I am very easily missed,
and often overlooked,
I come to some people,
others must search,
Once you find me you must take advantage,
for I may be gone before you know,
What am I?

ANSWER: Opportunity.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs."

HINT: (1901-1992), was a German-American actress and singer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Triskadekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, and paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.

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Friday and the number 13 are both associated with the crucifixion of Christ. There were 13 people at the last supper - the 13th being Judas - and the crucifixion took place on a Friday.

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Many skyscrapers don't have a thirteenth floor. The number 13 may be skipped in the list of levels, the floor may be referred to as 12A or M - the thirteenth letter of the alphabet - or the floor could be closed off from the public by designating it a mechanical floor.

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The original "Friday the 13th" movie opened on May 9, 1980, in 1,100 theaters across the country and brought in more than $5 million the first weekend. Ultimately, the theater run of the classic horror film took in nearly $40 million in the states, and more than $59 million globally.

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On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templars and sixty of his senior knights in Paris. Thousands of others were arrested around the country. Most of the Templars were eventually executed and their sympathizers condemned Friday the 13th as an evil day.

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In numerology, the number 12 is associated with completeness as in 12 months of the year, 12 hours of the clock day, 12 Apostles of Jesus, 12 signs of the zodiac. In contrast, the number 13 is considered irregular, transgressing this completeness.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs."

ANSWER: Marlene Dietrich.

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