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November 30, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Cyber Week3Congratulations to Bob Schwarer who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

With three eyes and as black as night, I frequently knock down ten men with a single strike!

What am I?

ANSWER: A bowling ball.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "All the inventions that the world contains,
Were not by reason first found out, nor brains;
But pass for theirs who had the luck to light
Upon them by mistake or oversight."

HINT: (1613-1680), was a poet and satirist, remembered chiefly for a long satirical poem entitled Hudibras.

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In about 250 B.C., Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes invented the screw.

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Leonardo da Vinci figured out that the rings of a tree reveal its age.

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The filaments for the first electric lamp were made of bamboo.

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The first person to use an elevator: King Louis XV, whose "flying chair" went between floors at Versailles in 1743.

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Mark Twain invented a Trivial Pursuit-like game called Mark Twain's Memory-Builder.


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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "All the inventions that the world contains,
Were not by reason first found out, nor brains;
But pass for theirs who had the luck to light
Upon them by mistake or oversight."

ANSWER: Samuel Butler.