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Friday, April 7, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

My first three letters are a term in golf,
While my second, third, and fourth are drawings.
My first four are less than a whole,
And all of me is a celebration.

What am I?

ANSWER: Party.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Fear makes us feel our humanity."

HINT: (1804-1881), was a British Conservative politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. It is a basic survival instinct to react with suspicion to a "person" with a painted smile and unsmiling eyes, but people with this phobia are terror-stricken when they see this circus staple.

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Dendrophobia is the fear of trees. People with this phobia usually have strange stories about why they are terrified of a particular type of tree.

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Nyctophobia is an irrational fear of nighttime or the dark. An adult (the fear is common among children) may understand that there is nothing to be afraid of, but he or she still experiences heightened anxiety when the lights go out.

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Tryanophobia is an exaggerated fear of injection with a hypodermic needle. This phobia has a history in genetic memory. Thousands of years ago, the people who avoided being stabbed in general were the most likely to survive.

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Astraphobia is a paralyzing fear of thunder and lightning. The reaction often causes a rapid heartbeat or labored breathing.

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Cacophobia is the fear of ugliness. Sufferers actually have intense panic attacks around unattractive people or things.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Fear makes us feel our humanity."

ANSWER: Benjamin Disraeli.

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