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Friday, July 28, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?

ANSWER: When it has a hole in it.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!"

HINT: (1893 - 1980), was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

While people in both Belgium and northern France claim to have first created the french fry, the "french" part of the term may have been coined by American soldiers who tasted locally made fries in Belgium during World War I. French was the official language of the Belgium army then; hence, "french" fries.

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Food historian Karen Hess says Thomas Jefferson is believed to have served French-fried potatoes to White House dinner guests at the turn of the 19th century.

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Around seven per cent of the potatoes grown in the U.S. end up being sold by McDonald's. They sell more than one-third of all the French fries sold in restaurants in the U.S. each year.

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The earliest known reference to French fries in English literature is in A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens refers to "Husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil."

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The average American eats 30 pounds of French fries per year.

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The slang term for potato, "spud", comes from the spade-like tool that is used to harvest the potatoes.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!"

ANSWER: Mae West.

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