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Friday, May 25, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

ANSWER: Look at a clock. When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."

HINT: An American political satirist and journalist who has written for such varied publications as National Lampoon and Rolling Stone, as well as The Atlantic Monthly and The Weekly Standard, plus over 20 books.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Be thankful for your body odor. According to anthropologist Louis Leakey, it might be responsible for early man's survival. Leakey's theory claims that most predators avoided feasting on humans because our body odor was "too repugnant."

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Not only did the ancient Egyptians give us pyramids and flush toilets, they also pioneered the field of deodorants. Egyptians were the first to popularize the idea of applying scents to armpits, usually using cinnamon and other spices that wouldn't turn rancid in the heat.

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Antiperspirants are classified as drugs by the FDA. Technically, they affect and/or alter your body's natural functions.

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The first modern brand of antiperspirant, EverDry, hit drugstores in 1903. The original formula was so acidic that it regularly ate through clothing.

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Of course, modern antiperspirants can also ruin your clothing. Aluminum chloride, the ingredient that blocks glandular openings and prevents sweating, is notorious for turning T-shirts yellow. So, blame your antiperspirant for your pit stains, not your body.

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When Kurt Cobain wrote the lyrics for Nirvana's breakout song "Smells Like Teen Spirit," he didn't know Teen Spirit was a popular deodorant brand. The Mennen Company, which produced the deodorant, wouldn't say whether the song caused sales to spike, but six months after the single debuted, Colgate bought the company for $670 million.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."

ANSWER: P.J. O'Rourke