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Friday, February 24, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

Take one out and scratch my head,
I am now black but once was red.

What am I?

ANSWER: A match.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

HINT: Was an English politician and writer. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Sahara desert is the world's largest at 3,500,000 square miles.

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Tarantula venom isn't the only dangerous feature of these spiders. Irritating chemicals found on their abdominal hair, can cause rashes and allergic reactions.

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Potato chip were invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by chef George Crum.

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This was an Olympic sport from 1900 to 1920, when Great Britain was the last team to win the gold medal. Other sports no longer in the games: Croquet, Golf and ricket.

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Hat makers in the 18th and 19th century used mercury for curing felt, causing as many as 1 in 10 to go insane. Hat workers, unfortunately, did not know it was a deadly poison.

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Hogan's Alley by Richard Outcault was the first comic strip published in color. It featured a Yellow Kid, whom experts consider to be America's first modern comic character.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Look for a new mind scrambler in Monday's issue of Trivia Today!

Submit your answer by clicking: TheDailyTease

Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, EMAIL MICHELE your complete name and address to be shipped your prize.

Be sure to put "Winner" in the subject line.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

ANSWER: Joseph Addison

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