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Friday, May 4, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

There are 2 dads and 2 sons fishing. They catch 3 fish. They all caught one fish.

How?

ANSWER: There is a grandfather, a father and his son.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labor or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other, and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right."

HINT: Pioneering American environmental scientist, teacher, and writer who was on the MIT team that produced the global computer model "World3" for the Club of Rome, providing the basis for the book The Limits to Growth.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Americans buy over 29 billion bottles of water every year. Making all those bottles uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually, which would be enough fuel to keep 1 million cars on the road for one year. Only 13 percent of those bottles are recycled.

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One of the more common and dangerous pollutants in the environment is cadmium, which kills human fetal sex organ cells. Its widespread presence means it is in almost everything we eat and drink.

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Fourteen billion pounds of garbage, mostly plastic, is dumped into the ocean every year.

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More oil is seeped into the ocean each year as a result of leaking cars and other non-point sources than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.

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Over 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic waste per year. Over 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish are killed per year due to pollution.

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Pollution in China alters the weather in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the U.S. Once in the atmosphere over the U.S., the pollution stops clouds from producing rain and snow--i.e., more pollution equals less precipitation.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labor or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other, and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right."

ANSWER: Donella Meadows