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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 23, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Herman Hesse, German poet

Source: Peter's Pearls, http://www.peterspearls.com.au

Subjects: Hate


I dreamed death came the other night
And heaven's gate swung wide.
With kindly grace an angel
Ushered me inside.

And there to my astonishment
Stood folks I'd known on earth,
Some I'd judged and labeled
Unfit, of little worth.

Indignant words rose to my lips
But never were set free--
For every face showed stunned surprise,
Not one expected me!

Author Unknown

Submitted by Hannelore Dill

Subjects: Death, Heaven

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


The average life span of a major league baseball is seven pitches.

Martha Stewart is the 381st richest person in the world.

Your brain stopped growing at age 4.

Per capita, Canada has more doughnut shops than any other country.

The five most common surnames in the United States are Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones and Brown, in that order.

The names of the six Gummi Bears are Gruffi, Cubbi, Tummi, Zummi, Sunni and Grammi.

A flea can jump 350 times its body length. That's the equivalent of a human jumping the length of a football field.

Australian Suresh Joachim holds 16 world records, including balancing on one foot for 76.5 hours, standing motionless for 21.5 hours and nonstop crawling for 35 miles. (Now aren't you envious?)

D.W. Griffith invented false eyelashes.

About 27 tons of dust rains down on the Earth each day from space.

An ear of corn never has an odd number of rows.

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 25, 2001, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

Subjects: Trivia


"For safety's sake, I try not to go to the ATM at night. I also try not to go with my four-year-old who likes to scream, 'We got money! We got money!'" - Paul Clay

Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

Subjects: ATMs, Money

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Human phobias:

blennophobia- fear of slime
pogonophobia - fear of beards
ereuthophobia - fear of blushing
scholionophobia - fear of school
arachiutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

More phobias can be found at:

Source: Today's Useless Facts http://www.uselessfacts.net/

Subjects: Definitions, Phobias

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