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Monday, June 26, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

I love trivia about words (like; 'clue', 'fillip' and 'Ten-Gallon' hat) because I have always been fascinated with etymology.

If I could go back to school (and back in time) I think I would become a linguist. Although I don't know how much money there is in linguistics as a career.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

HINT: (1898-1993) American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

A 'clue' originally meant a ball of thread. This is why one is said to 'unravel' the clues of a mystery.

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The act of snapping one's fingers has a name. It is called a 'fillip.'

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Measurements have nothing to do with a Ten-Gallon hat. The name comes from sombrero galon, which means 'braided hat' in Spanish.

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Giant Sequoias in California's Sequoia National Park range from 2,000 to 2,100 years old and can measure 275 feet tall and 30 feet across.

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30 percent of the degrees awarded in China and India are engineering degrees. In the US, that number is only 4 percent.

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Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Mates unbalanced,
Or so they seem;
But paired in tandem,
A deadly team.

She so gently round,
Him so firm and straight,
Yet when they are compounded,
Woe to them they hate.

What are we?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

ANSWER: Norman Vincent Peale

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