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Friday, August 26, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

Karen has three cats. Each cat is a different weight.

The first and second weigh 7kg altogether. The second and third weigh 8kg altogether. The first and 3rd weigh 11kg altogether.

What is the weight of each cat?

Answer: Karen's cats weigh 5kg, 2kg and 6kg.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Wilderness is a necessity... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow."

HINT: Also known as 'John of the Mountains', he was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. Today he is still referred to as the "Father of the National Parks".

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In the 100 years since its creation in 1916, the National park Service has been the steward of an ongoing story that every American continues to write.

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In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill that established more than two million acres as Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world. By the early years of the 20th century, the West was dotted with new national parks.

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In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the "Organic Act" that created the National Park Service. The act integrated all parks and monuments into a single federal system.

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Today the grand and scenic parks of the American West remain iconic and important sites, but the definition of a park has expanded, with the National Park Service now overseeing historical parks and sites, national monuments, battlefields and military parks, recreation areas, seashores, parkways, lakeshores, and more.

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Several former prisons are under the management of the National Park Service, including Alcatraz, Andersonville, Fort McHenry and Dry Tortugas. The president even lives on land managed by the National Park Service. The White House is part of President's Park.

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The smallest national park is Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas coming in at about 5,500 acres. The biggest? Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska has an area of over 8.3 million acres and is larger than each of the nine smallest states.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Wilderness is a necessity... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow."

ANSWER: John Muir

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