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Friday, July 22, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

Iron roof and glass walls, burns and burns but never falls.

What is it?

ANSWER: A lantern

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."

HINT: An English Romantic poet who was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, most famous for his series of odes.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Dog Days of summer traditionally begin July 3 and end August 11, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. These dates coincide with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius.

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Jay Holberg observes that the ancient Greek poets Hesiod and Aratus refer in their writings to "the heat of late summer that the Greeks believed was actually brought on by the appearance of Sirius," a star in the constellation that the later Romans and we today refer to as Canis Major, literally the "greater dog" constellation.

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The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was in California's Death Valley. The temperature reached 134 degrees. The hottest record on Earth took place in El Aisisa, Libya. That temp was 136F.

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It's not just the heat. It really is the humidity! According the Heat Index, 100 degrees F at 60 percent relative humidity will warm the human body as much as heat at 136 degrees F at 0 percent humidity. When the heat index gets above 90, it's time to take some precautions. About 175 people die in this country every year due to excessive heat.

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Vitamin C can be used as an effective sun screen by either ingesting it or allowing it to diffuse in water and then applying to the skin.

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Contrary to popular belief, crime rates do not increase during the summer. However, the types of crimes change as the seasons change. For example, during the summer, bike thefts and items stolen from cars increase.

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Warmer weather does cause certain diseases to peak during the summer, such as Valley Fever, West Nile Lyme Disease, and food poisoning.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."

ANSWER: John Keats

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