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Friday, July 15, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching!

ANSWER: The entire paragraph has no letter 'e'

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."

HINT: An English naturalist and geologist, he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh until his passion for natural science led him on a five-year voyage as a geologist. It was this voyage what led to his eventual fame as a popular author.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The theory of evolution suggests that ultimately every living thing can trace its ancestry to a bacterium that lived billions of years ago.

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Charles Darwin did not come up with his theory of evolution while at the Galapagos Islands. His ideas came later, after his return from the voyage.

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Bears, seals, and dogs are closely related carnivores but are on a different branch of the evolutionary tree than cats and hyenas.

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Some snakes have hipbones, which shows they once had four legs like lizards, their close cousins.

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Inside some whales and dolphins are small bones that show they once had back legs and that their ancestors walked on land. These occasionally reappear as tiny rear flippers.

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Darwin did not argue that humans came from monkeys. Rather he wrote only that monkeys, apes, and humans have a common ancestor.

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A hobbit-like species of human lived about 18,000 years ago. About the size of a 3-year-old, they lived with pygmy elephants and 10-foot-long lizards.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."

ANSWER: Charles Darwin

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