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Friday, April 21, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

ANSWER: Kangaroo.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Information is the currency of democracy."

HINT: (1743-1826), was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The eagle on the United States Great Seal faces the olive branch in its right paw. However, until 1945 the eagle on the Presidential Seal faced the arrows gripped in its left claw.

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The gag rule was instituted in the Senate in 1836 in order that the senators would not have to accept, debate, or vote on anti-slavery petitions.

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West Virginia is the only state to have formed by seceding from a pre-existing state.

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The original Library of Congress was burned down by the British in 1814 along with the Capitol. To replace it, the Congress bought Thomas Jefferson's personal book collection, which consisted of approximately 6,500 volumes.

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The middle initial "S" in Harry S. Truman's name does not actually stand for anything - his parents could not agree on a middle name.

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The first time John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon locked in public debate was not as presidential candidates in 1960 but as young congressmen in 1947, when a political club invited them to discuss the pros and cons of a labor bill.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Information is the currency of democracy."

ANSWER: Thomas Jefferson.

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