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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 18, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses, it is won behind the scenes, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." - Muhammad Ali

Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day- subscribe@listbot.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Roger Maris broke the Major League record for home runs in 1962 with 61 homers in a season. Few knew how he suffered from the pressure, even losing his hair.

Maris held up a game in Detroit late in the season. He stepped back from the plate to watch a flock of geese pass over the right-field seats. This was highly unusual: a whole game, played before thousands, stopped when one man wanted to watch some geese.

Refresh, Maris stepped back to the plate and hit the next pitch into the right-field seats just below the spot the geese had passed moments earlier.

Years later, asked about the incident, Maris said, "I can still see those geese. Watching them was so peaceful."

By Daniel Okrent and Steve Wulf, "Baseball Anecdotes," Copyright (c) New York: Harper & Row, 1989

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2000 Swan Lake Communications, www.swanlake.twoffice.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 2 of 2 [Jan 26 & May 18]


Lawyer's daughter: Sue

Thief's son: Rob

Lawyer's son: Will

Doctor's son: Bill

Meteorologist's daughter: Haley

Steam shovel operator's son: Doug

Hair Stylist's son: Bob

Homeopathic doctor's son: Herb

Justice of the peace's daughter: Mary

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, copyright (c) 1997-2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Did you hear about the self help group for compulsive talkers?

It's called On & On Anon.

Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Twenty years ago, Washington state's Mount St. Helens blew its top in an extraordinary explosion, the most destructive eruption in U.S. history. At least 60 people were killed. Test your knowledge with this quiz by Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About(R)" books. Answers below.

1. Massive lava deposits left Mount St. Helens TALLER than before the eruption.

2. The volcano is now EXTINCT.

3. Volcanic ash traveled MORE THAN 15 MILES into the air.

4. The United States has more than 40 MAJOR ACTIVE VOLCANOES.

Photographs of the eruption of Mount St. Helens:

1. False. The mountain was 9,677 feet tall; it is now 8,364 feet.
2. False. Mount St. Helens remains a potentially dangerous volcano.
3. True. The ash, composed of pulverized rock and new lava, was carried east across the country. Trace amounts were carried around the world.
4. True. Most are in Alaska, but there are also active volcanoes in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Source: USA WEEKEND, Copyright (c) May 14-16, 1999 via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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