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Monday, August 7, 2017

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Only 45 days until the first day of autumn. Summer is flying by faster than we realize. That means you have to get out and enjoy it while you can, right after you read today's fascinating issue of Trivia Today, of course.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"

HINT: (1608 - 1661) Was an English churchman and historian.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The fear that he might conceal a joke in it was one reason that Benjamin Franklin was not entrusted by his peers with the assignment of writing the Declaration of Independence.

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Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect.

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100,000 Swiss francs or approximately $80,000 is needed to open a Swiss bank account.

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The human head contains 22 bones, consisting the cranium and the facial bones. The cranium is formed by 8 bones: the frontal bone, two parietal bones, two temporal bones, the occipital bone in the back, the ethmoid bone behind the nose, and the sphenoid bone. The face consists of 14 bones including the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw).

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On 23 September 1999 NASA scientists lost the $100 million Mars Climate Orbiter because they instructed the craft in imperial (inches and feet) instead of metric (metres) measurements. It sent the probe, which was set up for metric data, off course and burning up in the Mars atmosphere.

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A diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, but if it is placed in an oven and the temperature is raised to about 763 degrees Celsius (1405 degrees Fahrenheit), it will simply vanish, without even ash remaining. Only a little carbon dioxide will have been released.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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and by myself is the only way I'm hurt.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"

ANSWER: Thomas Fuller

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