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~~~~~~~ WIT and WISDOM - February 26, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. - Dr. Dale Turner

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By William A. Ward

Where there are love and generosity, there is joy.
Where there are sincerity and sacrifice, there is friendship.
Where there are harmony and simplicity, there is beauty.
Where there are prayer and forgiveness, there is peace.
Where there are moderation and patience, there is wisdom.
Where there are conflicts and crises, there is opportunity.
Where there are wonder and adventure, there is growth.
Where there are adoration and confession, there is worship.
Where there are compassion and concern, there is God.
Where there are faith and hope, there is spring.

(Larry Reed)

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


On the "CycleAware" helmet-mounted mirror:
"Remember: Objects in the mirror are actually behind you."

On a large folding cardboard sunshade for car windscreens:
"Do not attempt to operate vehicle with sunshade in place."

On a car lock which loops around both the clutch pedal and the steering wheel:
"Warning - Remove lock before driving."

On a packet of juggling balls:
"This product contains small granules under 3 millimeters. Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years in Europe or 8 years in the USA."

On a packet of Nytol sleeping tablets:
"Warning: may cause drowsiness."

On a packet of peanuts served on an internal flight in China (written in both English and Chinese):
"Open packet and eat contents."

Seen on a camera:
"This camera only works when there is film inside."

On a bottle of flavored milk drink:
"After opening, keep upright."

On a can of windscreen de-icing spray:
"Spray works in sub-zero temperatures."

On a can of insect spray:
"Kills all kinds of insects! Warning: this spray is harmful to bees."

A different brand of insect spray:
"Kills flies, wasps, mosquitoes, midges, and other flying insects. Not tested on animals."

On an ocean buoy for determining the position of submarines:
"Protect from seawater."

On a Halloween Batman costume:
"This cape does not give the wearer the ability to fly."

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My husband and I were recently in Louisville, Kentucky and saw a giant billboard advertising "Tattoos while you wait". So our question is: Do other tattoo businesses ask you to leave your arm or chest and come back for it in a few days when it is finished???? - Cheri Thomas

(Cheri Thomas)

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Who determined which way is "clockwise"? . . . Were focus groups polled by scientists, with the majority deciding which way clock hands should move? Or did a great emperor decree the direction into Roman law right after he chose the days of the week?

The answer is actually much simpler than that. Before the arrival of clocks, time was kept by observing a sundial. In the Northern Hemisphere, shadows move around the sundial in the direction now known as clockwise. Clock hands were designed to imitate the natural movements of the sun. The possibility exists that if clocks had originated in the Southern Hemisphere, "clockwise" would run the other way. - Source: WHY DO CLOCKS RUN CLOCKWISE? By David Feldman

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