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Friday, August 24, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

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

All of these words have something in common: madam, civic, eye, level.

What is it?

Answer: They are all palindromes; they read the same both ways.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."

HINT: (1809-1894), American physician, poet, writer, humorist and professor at Harvard.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."

ANSWER: Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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