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Friday, July 14, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Yvette Law Lui who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Three brothers share a family sport:
A non-stop marathon
The oldest one is fat and short
And trudges slowly on
The middle brother's tall and slim
And keeps a steady pace
The youngest runs just like the wind,
Speeding through the race
"He's young in years, we let him run,"
The other brothers say
"'Cause though he's surely number one,
He's second, in a way."

ANSWER: The hands on a clock (hour, minute, and second).

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."

HINT: (1809 - 1865), sometimes called the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator. First republican President.

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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), America's most famous female poet, published only seven poems in her lifetime; all were published anonymously and against her will. It wasn't until after her death, at 56, that her nearly 2000 poems were discovered.

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Sharks and rays share the same kind of skin: instead of scales, they have small tooth-like spikes called denticles. The spikes are so sharp that shark skin has long been used as sandpaper.

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During the first 90 years of this century, the USA dominated the race for the title of the tallest building in the world. In 1974 Chicago's Sears Tower was completed, and generally seen as the 'tallest building' in the world. Sears Tower held on to that title for over 20 years.

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More than 50 percent of the people who are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States and who go untreated still survive.

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A mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance. On the ocean, a nautical mile measures 6,080 feet. A land or statute mile is 5,280 feet.

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To clean tarnished copper bottoms of pots and pans, spread a little ketchup onto the bottom. Let it sit for about one minute. Wipe it clean and rinse.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."

ANSWER: Abraham Lincoln

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