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Friday, March 2, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Sharon LoBiondo Lesins who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Moving to and fro,
Dancing all the time.
Only to be moved by others
To allow them to pass by.

What am I?

ANSWER: A door.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year."

HINT: (1902-1971), was an American poet well known for his light verse.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The word March does not have to do from the homonym, which means to walk deliberately. Instead, the name of the month dates back the Roman calendar. March was named for Mars, the Roman god of war.

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March was the first month of the year until the Gregorian calendar began to be used in 1752.

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An old proverb says, "March comes in a like a lion, and goes out like a lamb," which is reference to winter ending and spring beginning.

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March was called Hlyda or Lide in Old English, which is a reference to the loud winds.

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Not only is March Women's History Month, but it's also American Red Cross Month and Fire Prevention Month. Other popular holidays are Read Across America (March 2, which is Dr. Seuss' birthday), St. Patrick's Day (March 17), and Pi Day (March 14).

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Aquamarine and the bloodstone are the birthstones for March. Both stones stand for courage.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year."

ANSWER: Ogden Nash.

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