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Friday, July 1, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over the flowers. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower there is one flower left out.

ANSWER: 4 bees and 3 flowers.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

HINT: An American statesman and political philosopher who was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism. He also inspired a pretty good beer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

This Monday is Independence Day. We will be celebrating with fireworks, picnics and music all in the name of our country's freedom. I can't share any fireworks with you, but I have put together a few, fun facts to intimidate your friends and family with next week.

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John Adams wrote that we actually declared our independence from Britain in Philadelphia on July 2. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America," Adams wrote on July 3, 1776. "It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

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The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it. The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.

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We have come a long way since 1776. In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth is 313.9 million.

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The tablet held by in the Statue of Liberty's left hand bears the date July 4, 1776, but the statue itself was presented to the U.S. by France on July 4, 1884. It was dedicated two years later, on October 28, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland.

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The melody for "The Star-Spangled Banner" was taken from "To Anacreon in Heaven," a drinking song of a London society. The song, written during the British attack on Fort McHenry, was originally titled "Defense of Fort McHenry".




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

ANSWER: Samuel Adams

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