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Friday, December 9, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

When I am filled,
I can point the way;
When I am empty,
Nothing moves me.
I have two skins,
One without and one within.
What am I?

ANSWER: A glove.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate."

HINT: (1853-1890), was a Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

France was the first country to cultivate mushrooms, in the mid-17th century. From there, the practice spread to England and made its way to the United States in the 19th century.

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Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms were the plant of immortality. Pharaohs decreed them a royal food and forbade commoners to even touch them.

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Most edible mushrooms have poisonous look-alikes in the wild. For example, the dangerous "yellow stainer" closely resembles the popular white agaricus mushroom.

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In the wild, mushroom spores are spread by wind. On mushroom farms, spores are collected in a laboratory and then used to inoculate grains to create "spawn," a mushroom farmer's equivalent of seeds.

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Mushroom spores are so tiny that 2,500 arranged end-to-end would measure only an inch in length.

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The process of cultivating mushrooms - from preparing the compost in which they grow to shipping the crop to markets - takes about four months.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate."

ANSWER: Vincent van Gogh.

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