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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 29, 2002
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Helen Keller
Source: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, By Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor, Published by Health Communications, Inc. Copyright (c) April 1995, ISBN: 1558743316, http://isbn.nu/1558743316/price
Submitted by Alice Bryan
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A sports writer was invited for dinner at the residence of golfing legend Arnold Palmer. He arrived a bit early and Mrs. Palmer met him, invited him in, and said her husband would be down in a moment.
The writer asked if, while he was waiting, he could see Palmer's trophy room. She replied, "Oh, we don't have such a room." That night, the writer asked the golf pro why he didn't have all his trophies on display -- over 90 tour victories, a number of them major tournaments.
Palmer looked the columnist right in the eye and replied, "For what? That's yesterday's news!"
Then he explained: "I have enjoyed every victory and cherished the memories. I have celebrated those tournaments. But come Monday morning of the next week, I'm no different from the man who missed the cut last week. In fact, he is probably more hungry for a victory than I. So if I am to be competitively ready, I must get my thoughts off yesterday and deal with today. There will be a day when I can take the time to look back. But as long as I want to stay competitive, I must never stop and marvel at what I have accomplished, only look forward to my next challenge at hand."
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Here is a little test you might like to take.
20 Correct - Genius
17 Correct - Above Normal
15 Correct - Normal
~~~~~ Questions ~~~~~
1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?
2. How many birthdays does the average man have?
3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
4. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents; the woman is the beggar's sister,
but the beggar is not the woman's brother. How come?
5. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?
6. How many outs are there in an inning?
7. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister? Why?
8. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number
of games. There are no ties. Explain this.
9. Divide 30 by ½ and add 10. What is the answer?
10. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern
exposure. A big bear walks by, what color is the bear? Why?
11. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
12. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What
are the coins?
13. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where there
was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one
would you light first?
14. How far can a dog run into the woods?
15. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half
hour. How long would the pills last?
16. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
17. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
18. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10'' tall. What does he weigh?
19. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
20. What was the President's name in 1950?
~~~~~ Answers ~~~~~
3. All of them (12)
4. The beggar is her sister.
5. He can't be buried if he isn't dead.
7. No - because he is dead.
8. They aren't playing each other.
10. White. The house is at the North Pole so it is a polar bear.
12. 50 cent piece and a nickel. (one is a nickel, the other is not)
13. The match.
14. Half way. Then he is running out of the woods.
15. 1 Hour
17. None - Noah took them on the ark, not Moses.
20. Same as it is now.
Source: A Riddle A Day http://www.RemyMail.com
Subjects: Tests, Trivia
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I worked at a boarding kennel where people leave their dogs and cats while on vacation. One morning I had taken a cat out of his cage, and after playing with him and replenishing his food and water, I put him back in. A few minutes later, I was surprised to see the feline at my feet, since the cage doors lock automatically when they're shut. I couldn't figure out how the cat escaped, until I bent down to pick him up and spied his name tag: "Houdini." - Contributed by Barbara Rohrssen
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) September 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
Part 4 of 4 [May 8, 15, 22, 29]
The 200 Miles Per Gallon Carburetor
The story goes that some friend/neighbor/relative bought a new car and it got spectacular mileage, so much so that the manufacturer paid heavily to buy it back. Never happened! No matter how well a fuel-delivery system vaporizes gasoline, only so much energy is available per gallon. The theoretical limit for a gasoline-powered passenger car that can carry at least two people is 80 miles per gallon, and that's with so many limitations that no one would buy one.
Source: Modern Maturity, ISSN 0026-8046, January-February 2001, http://www.modernmaturity.org/