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Friday, December 22, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Barry D. Trabitz who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

What falls but doesn't break, and what breaks but doesn't fall?

ANSWER: Night and day.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The world is a fine place worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."

HINT: (1898-1961), American Writer born in Oak Park, IL, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

December is the twelfth and last month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. This is used used in almost all the world today. It was the tenth month in the early Roman calendar. It became the twelfth month in a later Roman calendar. Until 46 B.C., December only had 29 days. But the Roman statesman Julius Caesar added two days to December, which made it 31 days.

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In the northern half of the world, Winter begins in December. Winter does not begin until December 21 or 22, and most of December is usually warmer than other winter months. The latter part of December has long been a holiday season. Christians celebrate Christmas Day, as the birthday of Jesus Christ.

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The turquoise and zircon are the birthstones for December. Holly, narcissus, and poinsetta are the flowers for the month of December.

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The first 10 amendments to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, ratified, December 15, 1791.

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Scientists achieved the first controlled atomic chain reaction, in Chicago, December 2, 1942.

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Amendment 21 to the United States Constitution, repealing prohibition, proclaimed, December 5, 1933




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The world is a fine place worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."

ANSWER: Ernest Hemingway.

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