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Friday, June 17, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

With pointed fangs I sit and wait, with piercing force I serve out fate. Grabbing bloodless victims, proclaiming my might; physically joining with a single bite.

What am I?

ANSWER: A stapler.

Don't forget, this Sunday is Father's Day!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."

HINT: One of the best known American authors and humorist. He was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it", too. He died the day after the comet returned.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Father's Day was thought up by Spokane, Washington resident Sonora Dodd in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon. She wanted to honor her own father, William Smart, who was a widowed farmer left alone to raise his six children single-handedly.

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Residents embraced the ideas so warmly that by June 19, 1910 the first Father's Day celebration was proclaimed in Spokane because it was the month of Dodd's father's birth.

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Due to her efforts, Sonora Dodd is now known as "the mother of Father's Day".

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The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.

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Father's Day in America has been officially celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

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Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."

ANSWER: Mark Twain

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