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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow, and that you all have something to be thankful for!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The unthankful heart...discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"

HINT: (1813-1887), was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

When Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the tireless efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. Her other claim to fame? She also wrote the nursery rhyme, "Mary had a Little Lamb."

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Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. Canadians celebrate it too. Except they do it the second Monday in October.

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The night before Thanksgiving is the biggest drinking night of the year, even bigger than St. Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve.

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The song "Jingle Bells" is not a Christmas carol. It was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.

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To debunk a popular turkey tale, Benjamin Franklin did not advocate for the turkey as the National Bird. However, according to The Franklin Institute, he was against the Bald Eagle, stating in a letter to his daughter that it was a "Bird of bad moral Character" whereas the turkey was a "much more respectable Bird...a Bird of Courage."

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Turkeys are named after the country. Linguists theorize that early Europeans were reminded of the African Guinea Fowl which had come to Europe through Turkey, and the similarity led to its name.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Gazing up at the portrait hung over the fireplace in his drawing room his lordship remarked:

'Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son.'

Who is in the Portrait?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The unthankful heart...discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"

ANSWER: Henry Ward Beecher.

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