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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 12, 2001
"Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. - Vista M. Kelly
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Best things to say if you get caught sleeping on the job....
."I'm actually doing a "Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan" (SLEEP) Iearned at the last mandatory seminar."
"This is in exchange for the six hours last night when I dreamed about work."
"Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off!"
"They told me at the blood bank this might happen."
"I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm."
Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to restoring the ozone layer."
"Someone must have put decaf in the wrong pot..."
"Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time."
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Amanpreet heard a rumor that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays.
So, on his 21st birthday, Amanpreet his good friend Brian headed out to the lake. "If they did it, I can too!" he insisted.
When Amanpreet and Brian arrived at the lake, they rented a boat and began paddling. When the got to the middle of the lake, Amanpreet stepped off of the side of the boat... and nearly drowned.
Furious and somewhat shamed, he and Brian headed for home.
When Amanpreet arrived back at the family farm, he asked his grandmother for an explanation. "Grandma, why can I not walk on water like my father, and his father, and his father before him?"
The feeble old grandmother took Amanpreet by the hands, looked into his eyes, and explained, "That's because your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were born in January... you were born in July, dear."
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What is the largest construction project in the world?
There has never been a construction project as massive and expensive as China's Three Gorges Dam. This gigantic dam, which will be sixty stories high and 2.3 kilometers long (1.4 miles), will create a reservoir longer than Lake Superior. Scheduled for completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam is expected to cost $27 billion and will generate as much electricity as would 18 nuclear power plants.
The massive construction project is also highly controversial, and has generated domestic and international opposition. The reservoir it will create will drown many towns and villages, beautiful valleys, and historic sites. The ecosystem of the Yangtze River downstream of the dam will be permanently changed and some species may become extinct.
A 1998 news story about the dam:
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