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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 1, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"It is the feeling of exerting effort that exhilarates us, as a grasshopper is exhilarated by jumping. A hard job, full of impediments, is thus more satisfying than an easy job." - H.L. Mencken

Source: Bits & Pieces, July 20, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


The 1953 Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Margaret Huggens. She received the award for an interview that she conducted with a marine sergeant from the 5th marine corp. It was during the Korean War, in the midst of a bitterly cold winter. The Sergeant along with 18,000 marines was pinned down by 100,000 enemy troops. It was 42 degrees below zero, uniforms were frozen, they were out of food, they had been surrounded for four weeks.

Huggens won the Pulitzer Prize for how she worded her final question of the interview. She said to the Sergeant, "If I were God, and you could ask anything and you would receive it, what would you ask for?"

He said, "Anything?"

She said, "Anything."

The Sergeant replied, "I would ask for tomorrow."

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


September 3, 1997

Dear President of Whatzit Manufacturing Co..

I feel that you have not succeeded in answering all of my questions - - indeed, I feel, you have not answered any of them completely.

The answers, I have found, only serve to raise a whole new set of questions, which only lead to more problems. Some of which we weren't even aware were problems.

To sum it up - - - in some way, I feel, we are confused as ever. But, I believe, we are confused on a higher level and about more important things.


John Q. Public

Source: www.svic.net/finetuned/stuff2.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org


In a country home that seldom had guests, the young son was eager to help his mother after his father appeared with two dinner guests from the office.

When the dinner was nearly over, the boy went to the kitchen and proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father, who passed it to a guest.

The boy came in with a second piece of pie and again watched his father give it to a guest.
This was too much for the boy, who said, "It's no use, Dad. The pieces are all the same size."

Source: Clean Hewmor, clean-hewmor-subscribe@welovegod.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


It is not true that dogs are completely color-blind. While dogs do not have the same color vision as humans, they are able to tell yellow from blue. Like a human with red-green color blindness, they can't tell the difference between red and green.

The reason for this limited range, in both the color-blind human and the dog, is that there are only two kinds of color receptors in the retinas of their eyes. While most humans have three kinds of color cells, with three different receptor molecules sensitive to blue, greenish-yellow, and red, dogs only have receptors for yellow and greenish-blue.

Canine eyes also lack another human trait: the fovea, an area especially dense with detail-sensing cells. As a result, their detail vision is not as good as ours. But they make up for this by having much better night vision and greater sensitivity to movement.

More about canine vision:
http://www.workingdogs.c om/vision_coile.htm

Source: The Learning Kingdom, Copyright (c) 2000, www.tlk-lists.com/join via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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