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Friday, March 17, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

I'm called a man,
But I'll never have a wife.
I was given a body,
But not given life.
They made me a mouth,
But I wasn't given breath.
Water gives body,
And sun gives me death.
What am I?

ANSWER: A snowman.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "O, the red rose may be fair,
And the lily statelier;
But my shamrock, one in three
Takes the very heart of me!"

HINT: (1859-1931), Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

St. Patrick's Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD.

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The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

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The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.

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The phrase, "Drowning The Shamrock" is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.

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Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

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The name "leprechaun" has several origins. It could be from the Irish Gaelic word "leipreachan," which means "a kind of aqueous sprite." Or, it could be from "leath bhrogan," which means "shoemaker."




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "O, the red rose may be fair,
And the lily statelier;
But my shamrock, one in three
Takes the very heart of me!"

ANSWER: Katherine Tynan.

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