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Friday, March 30, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

Name a seven letter word, from which if you take out four letters, you will have one left?

ANSWER: Someone.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

HINT: (1954- ), American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

It used to take 27 hours to make a Peep. That was in 1953, when Sam Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company and its line of marshmallow chicks. Back then, each chick was handmade with a pastry tube. Just Born quickly set about automating the process, so that it now takes just six minutes to make a Peep.

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Yellow chicks are the original Peep, and still the favorite. Yellow bunnies are the second most popular color/shape combination. Pink is the second best-selling color.

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The Peep recipe begins with a boiling batch of granulated sugar, liquid sugar, and corn syrup, to which gelatin and vanilla extract are later added.

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Since Just Born turned Peeps-making into an automated process, the chicks have been carefully formed by a top-secret machine known as The Depositor. Created by Sam Born's son, Bob, The Depositor could manufacture six rows of five Peeps apiece in a fraction of the time it took workers to form them by hand.

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Peeps used to have wings. They were clipped in 1955, two years after the first marshmallow chicks hatched, to give the candy a sleeker, more "modern" look.

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The final flourish for all of these squishy balls of sweetness is adding the eyes, which are made of carnauba-a non-toxic edible wax (that is also found in some shoe polishes and car waxes, plus many other candies).




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

ANSWER: Oprah Winfrey.

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