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Friday, February 2, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. He is very pleased with the results, and then they have a lovely dinner. Explain.

Answer: She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."

HINT: (1906-2001), American author and aviator whose books and articles spanned the genres of poetry to non-fiction.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Germans started asking the groundhog about spring as an excuse to drink, eat and be merry. The Pennsylvania Dutch are actually from Germany, aka Deutschland. The first celebrants of Groundhog Day were Pennsylvania Dutch who used the holiday as an excuse to get together and party. Feb. 2 is almost exactly halfway through winter, so what better time to gather together with your friends and neighbors to eat some good food, drink some good drink, and look ahead to the coming spring?

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In the 1880s some friends in Punxsutawney, Penn., went into the woods on Candlemas Day to look for groundhogs. This outing became a tradition, and a local newspaper editor nicknamed the seekers "the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club." Starting in 1887 the search became an official event centered on a groundhog called Punxsutawney Phil. A ceremony still takes place every year.

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Phil's official title is: Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary. Phil was given that name by Freas, the newspaper editor, in 1886 in a series of announcements in his newspaper, The Punxsutawney Spirit.

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The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds. Punxsutawney Phil weighs about 20 pounds and is 22 inches long.

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Punxsutawney Phil, according to legend, is the original groundhog, as his life is extended another 7 years every summer and he swigs a gulp of his "groundhog nog" at an annual picnic at Gobbler's Knob.

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Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during the shooting of 'Groundhog Day' (1993). Murray had to have anti rabies injections, because the bites were so severe.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me."

ANSWER: Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

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