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Friday, June 30, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Jeanie Steinmetz who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the 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?

ANSWER: Bow and arrow.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

HINT: (1881-1964), was an American writer, had a long career as a writer of fiction and short stories, stretching from 1913 to 1960.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

George Washington, the celebrated Father of Our Country, ¬Ěhad no children of his own. Researchers believe that childhood illnesses may have rendered him sterile. He did adopt the two children from Martha Custis' first marriage.

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A.A. Milne created Winnie the Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin. Pooh was based on Robin's teddy bear, Edward, a gift Christopher had received for his first birthday, and on their father/son visits to the London Zoo, where the bear named Winnie was Christopher's favorite.

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In 2001, Yuri Usachev, cosmonaut and commander of the International Space Station, received a talking picture frame from his 12-year-old daughter while in orbit. The gift was made possible by RadioShack, which filmed the presentation of the gift for a TV commercial.

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The only father-daughter collaboration to hit the top spot on the Billboard pop music chart was the 1967 hit single "Something Stupid" by Frank & Nancy Sinatra.

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In Thailand, the King's Birthday also serves as National Father's Day. The celebration includes fireworks and acts of charity and honor - the most distinct being the donation of blood and the liberation of captive animals.

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Halsey Taylor invented the drinking fountain as a tribute to his father, who succumbed to typhoid fever after drinking from a contaminated public water supply in 1896.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

ANSWER: Clarence Budington Kelland.

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