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Friday, February 16, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

I'm so fast you can't see me, Though everyone sees straight through me, I don't stop until the day you die.

What am I?

ANSWER: The blink of an eye.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "All things require skill but an appetite."

HINT: (1593-1633), was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Some say pancakes actually date back to the Stone Age, when cavemen cooked the batter over a heated rock. But the first written reference to a pancake appeared in the year 1430, when they were made from gruel.

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The first International House of Pancake restaurant opened in Los Angeles in 1958. The IHOP acronym, however, did not make its way into our vernacular until 15 years later as part of a marketing strategy.

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To find remnants of the world's largest pancake, travel to the United Kingdom. In 1994, the people of Manchester gathered to watch as the Co-Operative Union created a 49-foot wide flapjack.

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On October 16, 2014, chefs John Pijnappels and Humphrey den Otter whipped, flipped, and stacked 242 pancakes to create a tower that measured two feet, 11 inches tall.

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The British celebrate the beloved breakfast dish on Shrove Tuesday, or what we in the states know as Mardi Gras. The tradition began in the 1400s as a way for people to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before they began fasting for Lent.

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Today, there are more than 1,600 IHOPs worldwide. The United States is home to the majority of the franchise's locations (1,579 restaurants and counting), there are also locations in Canada, Dubai, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "All things require skill but an appetite."

ANSWER: George Herbert.

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