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Friday, March 24, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to David B. Renaud who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

It stalks the countryside, with ears that cannot hear.

What is it?

ANSWER: Corn.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line."

HINT: (1688-1744),was an 18th-century English poet best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Female wolf spiders carry their egg sacs behind them, attached to their spinnerets. After the spiders emerge, they crawl onto the mother's abdomen and hold on while she actively runs and hunts. After about a week, the spiderlings molt to a larger size and then take off to live on their own.

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Spiders eat more insects than birds and bats (combined) eat, so they should be considered another of human's best friends. They play a big role in controlling insect populations.

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Male spiders are almost always smaller than the females and are often much more colorful. Some males are so small that they actually look like they're newly hatched.

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Spiders cannot fly - but they can balloon. Young spiderlings pull out silk until the breeze can lift them into the sky. Most don't travel high or far, but some have been seen at altitudes of 10,000 feet and on ships more than 200 miles from land.

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The decoration in the web of some orb-weaving spiders serves a variety of purposes. It can be a warning so birds don't fly into the web, an attractant so insect-prey fly in on purpose, or an "umbrella" to shade the spider from the hot sun.

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Some spiders live underwater all of their lives. They surface to collect a bubble of air, which acts as an underwater lung. An underwater spider fills its bell-shape web with air bubbles and derives oxygen from them.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line."

ANSWER: Alexander Pope.

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