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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 25, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"In the end, it's not how tall you stood in pride, but how low you bent to help another." - Bob Perks

By Bob Perks, Copyright (c) 2004

Bob Perks is a professional Speaker, Trainer and author. To receive his free weekly messages, I Believe in You!, visit: http://www.topica.com/lists/Ibelieveinyou


Oceanography owes a great debt to the books of Matthew Fontaine Maury. His discoveries have been of inestimable help to navigators of the high seas. Maury acknowledged his debt to the Bible for some of his scientific findings. One day when he was ill, his son read Psalm 8 to him. When the boy read the eighth verse, his father asked him to repeat it: "The birds of the air, and fish of the sea, and all that swim the paths of the seas." When the boy had finished, the great scientist declared, "If there are paths in the
sea, I am going to find them." Today the great oceangoing vessels follow the paths marked out by Maury, who believed they were there because the Bible said they were.

By Robert C. Shannon, 1000 Windows, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1997)

Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Things Overheard On Noah's Ark

Did anyone think about bringing a couple of umbrellas?

Hey, there are more that two flies in here!

I finally get a bass boat and now I have to take the whole family....

Wasn't someone supposed to put two shovels on board?

Help! I need some Pepto for the elephants, QUICK!

OK, who's the wise-guy who brought the mosquitoes on board?

No Ham, you cannot eat the Pig!

"And whatever you do, DO NOT pull this plug out."

Nice Doggie!

"Are We There Yet?"

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com


President Woodrow Wilson is reported to have had a very sharp wit. It seems that while he was Governor of New Jersey, the chairman of the New Jersey Bar Association called him late one evening to tell him that the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court had just died. After the usual kind words regarding the deceased, the head of the Bar Association was trying to find an appropriate way to suggest that he be named to replace him on the bench. He said that is would be interested in "taking the deceased's place."

“Well," said Wilson, "If is alright with the undertaker, it is alright with me."

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Does the Moon appear larger when it's on the horizon because it's magnified by the atmosphere?

No. This is an optical illusion, You can confirm that fact by taking photographs of the Moon as it frocks across the sky: It will appear the same size on the negatives, no matter where it is. The cause of the illusion is the subject of considerable debate, but the leading theory is that ifs a classic Ponzo illusion: The brain mentally magnifies objects near the horizon because it interprets them as far away; thus the Moon appears larger to us when it is closer to the horizon.

Source: Popular Science, Copyright © February 2004, http://popsci.com

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