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Friday, November 3, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

What is bought by the yard and worn by the foot?

Answer: Carpet.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that every thing was white."

HINT: (1757-1827) English visionary mystic, poet, painter and engraver.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Many owl species have asymmetrical ears. When located at different heights on the owl's head, their ears are able to pinpoint the location of sounds in multiple dimensions.

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The eyes of an owl are not true "eyeballs." Their tube-shaped eyes are completely immobile, providing binocular vision which fully focuses on their prey and boosts depth perception.

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Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees. A blood-pooling system collects blood to power their brains and eyes when neck movement cuts off circulation.

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A group of owls is called a parliament. This originates from C.S. Lewis' description of a meeting of owls in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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The tiniest owl in the world is the Elf Owl, which is 5-6 inches tall and weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. The largest North American owl, in appearance, is the Great Gray Owl, which is up to 32 inches tall.

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Owl cannibalism is real. Great Horned Owls are the top predator of the smaller Barred Owl.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Look for a new mind scrambler in Monday's issue of Trivia Today!

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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: "The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that every thing was white."

ANSWER: William Blake.

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