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Friday, August 25, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?

ANSWER: A deck of playing cards.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

HINT: (1854-1900), was an Irish author, playwright and poet.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Beer is one of the world's oldest man made beverages, and is said to date back to the early Neolithic age. The earliest known chemical evidence of barley beer dates back to 3500-3100 BC. It was discovered from western Iran.

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The study of beer and beer-making is known as zythology. It derives from the Greek words "zythos" (beer) and "logos" (study).

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Hops that give beer its bitter taste are flowers that belong to the marijuana family. They are preferred in the brewing process because of their anti-bacterial properties.

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According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, dietary silicon in the soluble form of orthosilicic acid (OSA) in beer, is believed to be important for the growth and development of bones.

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The Hymn to Ninkasi, a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of Beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture were not many knew how to read and write.

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The largest beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic followed by Austria and Germany.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

ANSWER: Oscar Wilde.

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