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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 21, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Never humiliate another person. Always give them an honorable way to back down or out of something and still save face. " - Author Unknown

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As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-baseline, I asked one of the boys what the score was.

"We're behind 14 to nothing," he answered with a smile. "Really," I said. "I have to say you don't look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. "Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet."

By Jack Canfield

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Submitted by Larry Reed

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

TOP REASONS FOR BEING A . . . . Part 3 of 4 [Sept 1, 11, 21, 29]

The rest of the choir exists just to make you look good.

You can entertain your friends by breaking their wine glasses.

Can you name an opera where an alto got the man?

When sopranos want to sing in the shower, they know the tune.

It's not like you are ever going to sing the alto part by accident.

Great costumes - like the hat with the horns on it.

How many world famous altos can you name?

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As the passengers settled in on a West Coast commuter flight a flight attendant announced, "We'd like you folks to help us welcome our new co-pilot. He'll be performing his first commercial landing for us today, so be sure to give him a big round of applause when we come to a stop."

The plane made an extremely bumpy landing, bouncing hard two or three times before taxiing to a stop. Still, the passengers applauded. Then the attendant's voice came over the intercom, "Thanks for flying with us. And don't forget to let our co-pilot know which landing you liked best."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why do golf balls have dimples? . . .

They're not there just to make the ball look pretty. The dimples on a golf ball actually enable the ball to travel faster and further than a smooth ball of the same size. They allow air to travel around the ball in a way that makes it fly as it would if it were smaller and smooth.

So why don't airplanes have dimples on them? Because the dimple phenomenon is unique to small round objects traveling at certain speeds. In fact, when the dimpled golf ball travels at high speeds, the dimples don't create any advantage, and when it travels at slow speeds the dimples are disadvantageous to flight.

From: Myth Information by J. Allen Varasdi

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