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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 16, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create." - Mike Murdock, 101 Wisdom Keys (Wisdom International)

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) August 2000, www.readersdigest.com


One of my favourite stories about someone who knew how to "be there" is told of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of England, who was asked whether the little princesses (Elizabeth and Margaret Rose) would leave England after the Blitz of 1940. The queen replied: "The children will not leave England unless I do. I shall not leave unless their father does. And the king will not leave the country in any circumstances whatever."

Martha Saunders - I'll Be There
(Commencement remarks to graduates at the University of West Florida, 1993)

Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

PUN-per Stickers:

On an electric-company van: 'Power to the People.'
On a pick-up camper: 'Gone with the Whim.'
On a demolition-company truck: 'Edifice Wrecks.'
On the rear of a huge truck: 'Pass on the right for that official-off-the-shoulder look.'
On a garbage truck: 'Always at your disposal.'
On a recyclables truck: 'Things are picking up.'
On the back of an automobile: 'Don't be a bumper-sticker.'
On a magician's car: 'A super duper.'
On a camouflage colored car: 'Wise guise.'
On a lady pilot's car: A plane Jane.'

Source: The Funnies andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com


At a wedding ceremony I was performing, I raised my hand to give the final blessing. The bride misunderstood my gesture and surprised me with a high-five. Not wanting to exclude the groom, I offered him a high-five, too. Then I finally got my blessing in, amid the laughter of the guests.

From: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) May, 1999, By Rev. Charles F. Hood, www.readersdigest.com

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:kittysubs@katscratch.com?subject=Sub_KDM

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How many sheets of paper can you get from a single tree?

Not as simple a questions as it seems without getting into relatively complex formulas, but here goes. Most paper is made from pine trees which are typically about a foot in diameter and 60 feet tall (about 81,430 cubic inches of wood) and weighs roughly 1,610 pounds. In paper manufacturing the wood is converted to pulp and, since half of the tree is knots, lignin, etc. that is no good for paper making, the yield is about 50%. Consequently, a pine tree yields about 805 pounds of paper. A ream (500 sheets) of standard copier paper weighs around five pounds. Doing the math gives you 80,500 sheets of paper from your average tree. That's more paper than you'll probably use in your lifetime, but barely a drop in the bucket when compared to total U.S. consumption.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia www.arcamax.com

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