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Friday, September 2, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

If your sock drawer has 6 black socks, 4 brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, how many socks would you have to pull out in the dark to be sure you had a matching pair?

Answer: Five. There are only four colors, so five socks guarantee that two will be the same color.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be - the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer - which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself."

HINT: A Canadian writer and environmentalist whose works have been translated into 52 languages, and even made into a film. He is also famous for the quote, "never let the facts get in the way of the truth."

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Wolves have inspired fear, awe and superstition in humans for millennia. The earliest drawings of wolves in caves in southern Europe date from 20,000 B.C.

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A male and female that mate usually stay together for life. They are devoted parents and maintain sophisticated family ties.

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Though many females in a pack are able to have pups, only a few will actually mate and bear pups. Often, only the alpha female and male will mate, which serves to produce the strongest cubs and helps limit the number of cubs the pack must care for.

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Wolves were once the most widely distributed land predator the world has ever seen. The only places they didn't thrive were in the true desert and rainforests.

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Britain's King Edgar imposed an annual tax of 300 wolf skins on Wales. The Welsh wolf population was quickly exterminated.

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In 1500, the last wolf was killed in England. In 1770, Ireland's last wolf was killed. In 1772, Denmark's last wolf was killed.

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Currently, there are about 50,000 wolves in Canada; 6,500 in Alaska; and 3,500 in the Lower 48 States. In Europe, Italy has fewer than 300; Spain around 2,000; and Norway and Sweden combined have fewer than 80.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be - the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer - which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself."

ANSWER: Farley Mowat

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