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Monday, August 22, 2016

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On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

HINT: (1825-1895), English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog"

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The difference between apple juice and apple cider is that apple juice is the juice of the fruit only, and apple cider is the whole apple-skins, seeds, and all- which gives it the fuller body and deeper color. The juice is pasteurized and the cider is not.

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The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.

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Your stomach cells secrete hydrochloric acid, a corrosive compound used to treat metals in the industrial world. It can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this poisonous liquid safely in the digestive system.

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In 1910 Alice Wells became the 1st policewoman in the US. She was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department. She was allowed to design her own uniform and was active in propagating the need for policewomen elsewhere. As a result of her efforts seventeen departments in American were employing policewomen by 1916.

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Chuck Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier by flying faster than the speed of sound. On October 14, 1947, he flew a Bell X-1 rocket at 670 mph in level flight.

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space and the first human to orbit Earth in 1961.




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*** Weekly Mind-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?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

ANSWER: Thomas Henry Huxley

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