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Friday, December 15, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

You may praise your good fortune and curse all you hate,
Yet I rule all your chaos and gamble your fate.
By some I'm avoided by others I'm game,
Called by fat or slim, my meanings the same.

ANSWER: Chance.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."

HINT: (1922- ), American actor, film director, producer, writer, and comedian.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The National Weather Service only classifies a snowstorm as a blizzard if it meets certain requirements. The blowing snow must reduce visibility to one quarter mile or less for at least three hours.

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At any given time, snow covers approximately one quarter of the surface of the earth.

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Snow actually helps the weather stay chilly. When the white stuff covers the ground, warming rays from the sun are reflected out into space, and heat has difficulty penetrating the ground, keeping temperatures lower.

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In centuries past, tales of snow during warm weather have most commonly been attributed to nearby volcanic eruptions, after which white pieces of ash may float from the sky looking like snow.

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Snowflakes take various shapes, but all are based on a hexagonal (six-sided) pattern inherent to the crystals in ice. The "arms" of a snowflake are technically known as dendrites.

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Despite the regular heat, it does snow near the equator, but only in the very highest elevations, like 19,340-foot-tall Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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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: "A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."

ANSWER: Carl Reiner.

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