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Friday, May 19, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

One word I be,
Two meanings of me.
A puff of air, gently flowing;
A circular motion, useful for towing;
See me through the skies, feel me on the ground;
Move me again, around and around.

ANSWER: Wind

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out."

HINT: (1942-2007), was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop.

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A legendary warrior, Queen Boudicca rebelled against Roman rule in eastern Britain around A.D. 60. She raised an army and trashed several Roman cities, including London, in retribution for crimes against herself and her daughters, and nearly caused Emperor Nero to pull the Romans out of Britain entirely. She was later defeated, and committed suicide rather than be captured.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out."

ANSWER: Anita Roddick.

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