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Friday, December 16, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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


My home is above a star and yet I don't burn
I have eleven friends who do not turn
Never once and never repeatedly,
The only way to visit is in a sequence possibly
If my initials I tell you are PQRS
Can you identify me in this whole mess?

ANSWER: I am number 7 on your phone's key pad.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act."

HINT: (1894-1961), was an American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The original name of the telephone was the harmonic telegraph.

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It took a year to connect the first telephone line from New York to San Francisco. Approximately 14,000 miles of copper wire and 130,000 telephone poles were needed to link the country.

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The busiest organization in the world is the Pentagon, which has 34,500 phone lines and receives one million calls a day.

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One million threads of fiber-optic cable can fit in a tube one-half inch in diameter.

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Sweden has the greatest penetration of telephones. It has 229 phones for every 1,000 people.

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The longest phone cable is a submarine cable called Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG). It spans 16,800 miles from Japan to the United Kingdom and can carry 600,000 calls at a time.




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

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act."

ANSWER: James Thurbur.

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