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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 24, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss." - Thomas Carlyle

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.'"

- By Dick Innes, Copyright 2000

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

-from "Fun Facts About Dogs" by Richard Torregrossa
and "1,001 Facts Somebody Screwed Up" by Deane Jordan

Every year of a dog's life is not the equivalent of seven human years. Scientists now tell us that the first year of a dog's life is worth about 18 years in human terms, and each dog year thereafter is the equivalent of five human years.

The temperature and dryness of a dog's nose have nothing to do with his or her health.

Dogs can read your mind, according to a team of Russian scientists who conducted 1,278 telepathic experiments, 695 of which were successful. The research team concluded that some ESP factor must be a work in Fido's brain.

33% of dog owners talk to their pets on the phone or through the answering machine.

More than half of dog owners surveyed would prefer to be stranded on a deserted island with their pooch than with any another human being.

80% of dog owners buy their pooch a present for holidays and birthdays. More than half sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.

- The Oregonian, May 20, 1999 - http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/obuffer.ssf

(Barbara Henry)


A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

On a bag of Fritos: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside." (Evidently, the shoplifter special)

Alibi: proof that you were in two places at once.

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Our earth is indeed but one of the smallest objects in the stellar heavens. If we wish to get some comparison of the size of the earth to the universe, let us imagine the earth reduced to the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Then all other dimensions of the universe are deflated proportionately, presenting the following interesting contrast:

Distance earth to sun - about 19 feet

Distance to nearest star - about 1,005 miles

Diameter of Milky Way - about 23,380,000 miles

Distance to farthest photographed galaxy (in 1938) - about 81,830,000,000 miles.

By Frederick Lee, Signs of the Times, March 1, 1938

(Dale Galusha http://www.pacificpress.com/signs )

"We are now viewing galaxies about 50 times farther away." - Bob Dillon, 2000

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