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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 8, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Money has never yet made anyone rich." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (around 60 A.D.)

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The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no tickertape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt. - Leo Buscaglia

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

- Compiled from actual resumes by Robert Half International

I demand a salary commiserate with my extensive experience.

I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.0, computor and spreadsheat progroms.

Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year.

Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave.

Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions.

Failed bar exam with relatively high grades.

It's best for employers that I not work with people.

Let's meet, so you can ooh and aah over my experience.

You will want me to be Head Honcho in no time.

I Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.

I was working for my mom until she decided to move.

Marital status: single. Unmarried. Unengaged. Uninvolved. No commitments.

Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice mail.

Personal interests: Donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far.

Reason for leaving last job: They insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. Could not work under those conditions.

Finished eighth in my class of ten.

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Ronald Reagan: "But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What was the largest artificial explosion? . . . The largest man-made explosion was the explosion of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on March 1, 1954. The resulting fireball was expected to be the equivalent of 3-6 million tons of TNT (3-6 megatons), but it turned out to yield a whopping 15 megatons.

The colossal explosion, which blasted out a crater 2,000 meters (6560 feet) across, was 1,200 times as powerful as the bomb that leveled Hiroshima. It completely vaporized three islands and cast radioactive debris over an area of 50,000 square miles (129,400 square km).

From 1946 through 1958 the Bikini Atoll was the location of 23 atmospheric atomic bomb tests. Today, the radioactivity has diminished and it is possible to tour the underwater ruins of ships that were anchored in the lagoon during the tests.

More about Bikini Atoll:

Today's Cool Word is bikini:

More Cool Facts about huge explosions:
http://www.cool -fact.com/archive/1998/05/19.html
http://www.cool-fact.com/archive/1998/06/12.ht ml

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