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Friday, June 2, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I'm quite at ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can't lose me, For I am the center of gravity!

ANSWER: The letter 'V''

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Never mistake motion for action."

HINT: (1899-1961) His distinctive writing style is characterized by economy and understatement and had a significant influence on the development of twentieth century fiction.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

A rubber band in some regions is known as a binder, elastic or lacker band or gumband in Australia.

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Synthetic Rubber - About 3/4 of the world's rubber come from crude oil.

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Chicle, widely used as a base for chewing gum, is another latex product.

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Latex is the sap of various plants, mostly from the rubber tree. If you expose the sap to the air it hardens and become 'rubbery'. Over the year various cultures learned that if you add certain other juices and saps to the mass it becomes more elastic and lasts longer.

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Latex is used in many types of clothing. It is different from rubber in that it is less refined and often thinner. Worn on the body (or applied directly by painting) it tends to be skin-tight, producing a "second skin" effect. It has a shinier finish than rubber.

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A story says that the first European to return to Portugal from Brazil with samples of such water-repellent rubberized cloth so shocked people that he was brought to court on the charge of witchcraft.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Never mistake motion for action."

ANSWER: Ernest Hemingway

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