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Friday, May 11, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

If five men can dig five holes in five minutes, then how many minutes does it take for 37 men to dig 37 holes?

ANSWER: Five minutes. As long as there is a same amount of men and holes, they will always work at the same rate.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."

HINT: A 19th century English novelist famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Mother's Day is not just another "Hallmark Holiday". As far back as 250 B.C. ancient Romans celebrated a spring festival called, Hilaria. This was dedicated to a mother goddess named, Cybele, on the Ides of March. Her followers would make offerings at the temple, hold parades, play games and also have masquerades. It lasted three days.

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In the 1600's England, Mothering Sunday took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent. It began with a prayer service in honor of the Virgin Mary. Afterwards children would present their moms with flowers.

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In 1870 a female activist, writer and poet by the name of Julia Ward (she wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Republic") suggested a day of peace and strongly advocated other women to stand up against the war. From this plea she was able to get Boston to recognize mothers on the second Sunday of June.

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Anna Jarvis was also a woman that may have been behind our traditional Mother's Day celebration on the second Sunday of May. Anna never had any children, but wanted to carry out her own mother's wishes of having a day just for moms. Anna tirelessly campaigned and on May 8th, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

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Approximately $14 billion dollars is spent on Mother's Day. Common gifts include: cards, flowers, meals in restaurants, jewelry, gift cards, clothing, and spa trips.

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In what was formerly Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mother on Mother's Day. The only way she could get free would be to pay her children with treats.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."

ANSWER: William Makepeace Thackeray