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Friday, August 4, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released and yet I am used by almost everybody.

What am I?

ANSWER: Pencil lead.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."

HINT: (1894 - 1991), American dancer, teacher and choreographer of modern dance.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The now famous tutu was first worn by Italian dancer Virginie Zucchi in 1885 at the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. The tutu was actually designed several years earlier by French painter Eugene Lami, in the form of a mid-calf skirt.

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The waltz is named for the German word "waltzen," meaning "revolve." This dance consists of rotating, flowing motions performed in triple time with smooth and even steps. The variations are the rapid Viennese waltz and the slower, dipping Boston waltz.

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The earliest known dance marathon took place in England in 1364. These marathons, known as "derbies," reached their height in the Depression era of the 1930s, when dancers went to great lenghts to compete for monetary prizes. The longest recorded marathon lasted 22 weeks, three days.

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The fox-trot, which alternates long and short steps in quadruple time, was developed in the US in 1912. It was named in New York City in 1914 for music writer Harry Fox (1882 - 1959).

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Break-dancing, usually performed to rap or hip-hop music, originated in the south Bronx, New York, in the late 1970s. Moves such as head-spinning or moon-walking could be performed individually or in competition.

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The Samba is Brazil's national dance. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro made Samba famous throughout the world.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."

ANSWER: Martha Graham

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