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Friday, November 24, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Scott Hartman who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the 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?


Answer: His son.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Merry Christmas to all. A Pagan holiday (BC) becomes a Religious holiday (AD). Which then becomes a Shopping holiday (USA)."

HINT: (1958 - ) an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator who founded the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Research indicates that shopping has a direct effect on the brain's pleasure centers. It can flood the brain with dopamine, similar to the way a drug addict experiences a fix.

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The average American spends about $786 on holiday shopping, including $107.50 on themselves.

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Last year the retail industry in the United States generated over $3 trillion during the holiday shopping season.

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Americans are more likely than any other European nation to go into debt to pay for Christmas, with one in five using credit to cover costs.

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Single shoppers make 45 percent more impulse buys than married shoppers.

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The busiest shopping day of the year is not Black Friday, but the Saturday before Christmas. The busiest online shopping day takes place on the Monday or Tuesday a week or two before the week of Christmas.

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In 2008, a Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death when he attempted to open the doors to the store at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. In 2010, there were several reports of violence on Black Friday, including a Wisconsin woman who was arrested when she threatened other shoppers with a gun after she cut in line.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Merry Christmas to all. A Pagan holiday (BC) becomes a Religious holiday (AD). Which then becomes a Shopping holiday (USA)."

ANSWER: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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