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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 20, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.
By Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol, " 1843

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"Remember the two places you are always welcome - church and Grandma's house."
- Joanne, age 11

"Remember you're never too old to hold your father's hand."
- Molly, age 11

"Listen to your brain. It has lots of information."
- Chelsey, age 7

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Children's Answers to Science Questions:
Part 1 of 2 [Jun 20, 30]

One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

When people run around and around in circles, we say they are crazy. When planets do it, we say they are orbiting.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

A vibration is a motion that can't make up its mind which way it wants to go.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help to make water. So, sometimes it's brother against brother.

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

Source: Humor Digest via http://www.witandwisdom.org


This is an old, old story. As the horse drawn hearse neared the top of the hill at the end of Main street, the front wheels dropped in a rut and the back door flew open. The casket slid out and down the hill right through the front door of the pharmacy. It stopped when it hit the pharmacy counter. The lid popped open and the corpse sat up. The unfazed older pharmacist said, "Well, what do you want?" The corpse replied, "Do you have anything to stop this coffin?"

By Dave George in E-Cheer Devotional, Copyright (c) 2000, www.e-cheer.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In 1997 Taco Bell introduced a new advertising campaign featuring a talking Chihuahua that has since become known as the "Taco Bell Dog."

Since then, sales and adoptions of Chihuahuas have gone through the roof. "Before the Taco Bell commercials became popular, no one wanted Chihuahuas," says Marsha Teague of the Portland, Oregon, humane society. "Now people ask specifically for the 'Taco Bell Dog.' " The dogs, priced from $300 to $600, "sell within two days, faster if their coloration resembles the actual TV star. "We can't even keep them in stock," a pet-shop owner says, "Everybody always comes in and imitates the Taco Bell commercial.

From: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/obuffer.ssf

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