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November 02, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Handy HintsCongratulations to Stephen Zvanya who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

A trail, a union, together tied.
Come across me and you will find,
you cannot change the course I'm on,
without me you cannot travel on.

What am I?

ANSWER: Railroad tracks.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."

HINT: (1931- ), born Yacov Moshe Maza, he is an American stand-up comedian and movie actor.

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The first U.S. cent, which was the size of today's 50-cent piece, was coined in 1793. In 1856 the mint produced the first penny of today's size.

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Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be depicted on a U.S. coin, a penny issued in 1909. The penny is the only U.S. coin where the person faces right instead of left.

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The 1921 Alabama Centennial half-dollar was the first U.S. coin designed by a woman, Laura Gardin Fraser.

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When the Citizens Bank of Tenino, Washington, closed on December 5, 1931, the town was without ready cash to do business, so denominations of 25 cents, 50 cents and $1 were printed on three-ply Sitka spruce wood, the first wooden money issued as legal tender in the United States.

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Booker T. Washington was the first African American to be depicted on a U.S. coin, a half-dollar issued in 1946.

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During World War II, the United States minted pennies made of steel, to conserve copper for making artillery shells.


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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."

ANSWER: Jackie Mason.