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Friday, December 8, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

What does December have that other months don't have?

ANSWER: The letter D.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time."

HINT: (1878-1967), was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

"Taking the No. 11 bus" is slang for walking, with the 1's representing your own two legs.

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There are competing theories for the origin of the term "86" it. Article 86 of the New York state liquor code spelled out when a customer should be refused alcohol. A soup kitchen during the Depression only made enough soup for 85 people. Delmonico's restaurant in New York City had rib-eye steak listed as No. 86 on the menu and often ran out.

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Formulaic screenwriting rules require that a protagonist face an episode of soul-searching despair before rising to conquer the world. Some call this a "low point" or a "dark night of the soul," but no-nonsense Hollywood producers refer to it simply as "Page 75."

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Cincinnati Bengals wide reciever Chad Johnson legally changed his name in 2008 to Chad Ocho Cinco, to reflect the Spanish translation of each number on his uniform. When No. 85 first started calling himself Ocho Cinco, his coach referred to the athlete as "Ocho Psycho."

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"1661" is slang for an older woman who dresses in young women's clothes. The sexist male term comes from the observation that some women look 16 years old from the back but 61 years old from the front.

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The number 714 is an odd touchstone in American culture. It's the badge number of cop Joe Friday in the TV show Dragnet. It's Babe Ruth's career home run total. It's the number of the Friends episode when Jennifer Aniston's character turns 30. It's a slang term for Quaaludes, because the number was marked on the tablets. And it's the area code for Disneyland.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time."

ANSWER: Carl Sandburg.