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Friday, May 26, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

We hurt without moving.
And poison without touching.

We bear truth and lies,
But are not judged by size.

What are we?

ANSWER: Words.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort."

HINT: (1812-1870), was an English writer and social critic.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In Australia in the late 1940s, manic depression was the first mental illness to be successfully treated with lithium. In Scandinavia in the 1950s, Dr. Morgens Schou pursued the same course of treatment with beneficial results.

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The first recorded case of dream-induced amnesia occurred in 2004. After a man dreamed that his son had been killed, he woke up screaming and lost all memory of the previous day.

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In the 1600s, mental patients were a tourist attraction in London at Hospital of St. Mary. Anyone who paid a penny could observe and taunt the "lunatics" for their own amusement.

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In 1375, the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London became one of the first mental hospitals to take in "lunatics." The asylum was so chaotic that Bethlem became the origin of the word "bedlam."

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Medical care of the mentally ill became more humane after the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species in 1859, when people realized that insanity was hereditary. Previously, it had been seen as demonic possession, loss of a soul, weakness of character, or a feminine trait.

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The disorder known as Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome causes body-image distortion, making people feel they are extremely tiny or gigantic.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort."

ANSWER: Charles Dickens.

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