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Friday, October 6, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me.

What am I?

ANSWER: Fire.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Games lubricate the body and the mind."

HINT: (1705-1790), was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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The first 5,000 copies of Settlers of Catan sold out so fast that inventor Klaus Teuber doesn't have a copy of the first edition.

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Two journalists invented Trivial Pursuit in 45 minutes after being shocked at the price of a Scrabble set.

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Yahtzee was invented by a wealthy Canadian couple who liked to play the game on their Yacht. The probability of rolling a Yahtzee in one roll is 1 in 1296. The chances of doing it in all 13 rounds of a normal game are 1 in 29 duodecillion - A 41 decimal-long number.

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The longest Monopoly game ever went on for 70 straight days. Parker Brothers once sent a group of players who had run out of money during a 161-hour marathon game extra cash by plane and an armored car.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, EMAIL MICHELE your complete name and address to be shipped your prize.

Be sure to put "Winner" in the subject line.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Games lubricate the body and the mind."

ANSWER: Benjamin Franklin.

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