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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 4, 2003
"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." - Kimberly Johnson
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Warrington, England (Ananova):
A Warrington woman freed a young boy who'd become trapped under a car, by pushing it off him.
Lisa Hodgkinson has been dubbed Wonder Woman by Jean-Luc Archer after she freed him from under the car's back wheel.
The boy had been knocked down by a BMW after running into the road and was trapped by his pelvis, says The Sun.
Lisa, who weighs just over 126 pounds and is 5ft 7in tall, managed to push the car forward even though the driver was so traumatized he still had his foot on the brake.
Then she knelt in the road in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, to give Jean-Luc mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The youngster, who suffered multiple injuries, was unconscious for four days but is now recovering in Booth Hall Hospital.
She said: "I found the strength from somewhere to push the car off him. But he wasn't breathing so I gave him mouth-to-mouth. My instincts just took over."
Last year Lisa received an award for reviving a truck driver on the M62.
Jean-Luc's mother Maggie said: "He wouldn't be here if it weren't for Lisa. He calls her Wonder Woman and that's what she is.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Speaking of Photographers
Aren't cartographers those guys who took pictures of their automobiles.
Then are foe-tographers people who take pictures of their enemies?
Do stenographers take pictures of their own notes?
Do discographers take pictures of John Travolta?
And are historiographers former picture takers?
Do oceanographers take pictures of the seven seas?
Do geographers take pictures of gravity?
Do biographers take pictures of alternative life-styles?
Do radiographers take pictures of plutonium?
Do pictographers take pictures of mining tools?
Do choreographers take pictures of open pit mines?
Is a pantograph a sales summary for Levi's?
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Regarding yesterday's Keep Smiling regarding mispronouncing languages, R. P. Sly writes:
During my military tour in Taiwan, I worked with a man who thought he had mastered the language. One morning he gave his customary greeting of "Nee how pan yol?" to some folks and had a mini riot on his hands. His "tone" that morning indicated he thought they were fat stupid oxen rather than friends.
In the days before refrigerators, when the iceman brought you ice, how did THEY keep ice frozen? - - - Sawdust. Covered with sawdust and stored in a well-insulated ice house, large blocks of ice can remain frozen for almost a year.
Where did the iceman get his ice? - - - The way people have done it for generations: by cutting a hole in a lake or pond and cutting out large blocks to store in an ice house. To see how this is done, go here.
Is it true that there once was an international ice trade? - - - Sure. Ice was once hauled on boats all over the globe. It was often "harvested" in cold places like Alaska and New England and shipped to warmer places, like South America and the West Indies.
Source: DailyInBox: Trivia, http://your.dailyinbox.com/trivia/