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Monday, December 11, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It has been months since it's been warm enough to do any kind of sun bathing outside and I don't have the tiniest little bit of a tan left.

It's a little depressing because I love the sun and being outside. There is even a term for it. It's called Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD). It's when people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year exhibit depressive symptoms in the winter. I think it has something to do with sunlight helping the skin to produce vitamin D.

Either way, this pasty look is not good on me.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "One of my theories is that the hearts of men are about alike, no matter what their skin color."

HINT: (1835-1910), was an American author and humorist.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment. Melanin not only colors the skin but also protects it from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

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Crayola once had a color called "flesh," which was the color of Caucasian flesh. After complaints from civil rights activists, "flesh" became "peach" in 1962.

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The Incredible Hulk was born gray. It wasn't until issue No. 2 that Bruce Banner's alter ego turned green, and that was because the printer couldn't hold a consistent gray. The Hulk's skin shifted from light gray to almost black through the comic book.

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Birthmarks come in two types: pigment (light-brown cafe au lait spots, dark-brown moles and gray or blue Mongolian spots) or vascular (port-wine stains, stork bites and hemangioma). Scientists don't know what causes birthmarks.

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The first European reference to Asians as "yellow" have been traced to the late 1600s and probably had nothing to do with skin color. They appear linked to the fact that the Chinese embraced yellow as a symbol of grandeur.

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The Simpsons have jarringly yellow skin because, as animator Gabor Csupo told writer John Ortved, the characters were "primitively designed, so we thought we could counterbalance that design with shocking colors. That's why we came up with the yellow skin and the blue hair for Marge."




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "One of my theories is that the hearts of men are about alike, no matter what their skin color."

ANSWER: Mark Twain.

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