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Friday, April 6, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I?

ANSWER: A fan.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him."

HINT: (1636-1711), was a French poet and critic.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Historians think that April Fools' Day was created due to a calendar error made by France, when in 1582, the country switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. This caused the celebration of New Year's Day to move from April 1 back to Jan. 1. And anyone who continued to celebrate the arrival of the new year at the beginning of April was labeled a fool.

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While the origins of the holiday are still somewhat unknown, it IS known that England made April Fools' Day happen in 1700, as a day for people to play pranks on each other. The tradition quickly gained popularity throughout the UK during the 18th century.

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The Scots, those jokesters, made April Fools' Day a two-day celebration, and the second day is called Tailie Day, when pranks involving people's butts are encouraged.

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In 1957, BBC ran a story that farmers in Switzerland were having a record year with their spaghetti crops, and that noodles were growing on trees.

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One classic prank has turned into a beloved tradition. Since 1986, a press release is created each year to promote the annual New York City April Fools' Day parade. There is no parade, but we're going on the 31st year of this nonexistent event.

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In 1996, Taco Bell released a full-page ad in several newspapers stating that it had purchased the Liberty Bell in Philly and was renaming it "The Taco Liberty Bell."




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, EMAIL MICHELE your complete name and address to be shipped your prize.

Be sure to put "Winner" in the subject line.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him."

ANSWER: Nicholas Boileau.

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