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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - June 30, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Freedom is sacred to God. . . . We scarcely comprehend the immensity of freedom and the resulting horrors God endures. All of the world's joy and all of the world's suffering are by-products of freedom. - Chris Blake

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Most of us were taught that a preposition is not a good word with which to end a sentence. A small boy, home sick with a cold, managed to come up with a sentence that ends with five of them in a row: "Mom, what did you bring that book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?" - Bits & Pieces, May 27, 1993

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Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?"

"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life," her mother tried to explain, keeping it simple.

The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why's the groom wearing black?"

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A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem.

A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter."

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I was co-teaching a Kindergarten Sunday School class several years ago. The other teacher was used to teaching older children and one day when the kids were unusually noisy, she said to them, "Now, lets settle down. You are acting just like a bunch of kindergarten children."

In the silence that followed, a little voice was heard to say, "But Mrs. Brock, we are kindergarten children."

That little voice belonged to my niece, Kathy, who today is very prominent in the work of her church.

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Some tourists in the Chicago Museum of Natural History are marveling at the dinosaur bones. One of them asks the guard, "Can you tell me how old the dinosaur bones are?"

The guard replies, "They are 3 million, four years, and six months old."

"That's an awfully exact number," says the tourist. "How do you know their age so precisely?"

The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three million years old when I started working here, and that was four and a half years ago."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How can the ocean's temperature be measured with sound?

Sound travels faster in warm water than in cold water. By measuring the time it takes for sound to travel a known distance through the ocean, the average temperature of the water can be calculated with great accuracy. The technique is called acoustic thermometry of ocean climate (ATOC).

It takes sound about an hour to travel through 5,000 miles (8050 km) of ocean. On the way, it is continually refocused by the structure of warm and cold layers of water at different depths, so that the signal remains strong.

In a recent experiment, high-intensity, low-frequency sounds (fewer than 100 cycles per second) were generated at Pioneer Seamount in the Pacific Ocean, 939 meters (3081 feet) deep. Later, the sound was picked up by microphones at Hawaii, Christmas Island, and New Zealand.

More about acoustic thermometry:

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