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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 30, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"You will be happier if you give a piece of your heart instead of a piece of your mind to those who oppose you." - Author Unknown

Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com


By Steve Goodier

Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation's deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet.

But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants.

The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone. But hummingbirds live on what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshness and life.

Each bird finds what it is looking for. We all do.

From Quote Magazine

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2001 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 1 of 3 [April 30, May 9, 18]

The following laws are still on the books. Most are no longer enforced and many contemporary lawmakers are not even aware of the laws' existence or history. Some are state laws, some are local within the states. Check to see if you have broken any laws.


It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.


Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try to stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.


You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.


Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.


It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.


Bathing is prohibited during the winter.

Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within four hours after eating garlic.

Source: THE LAW FIRM OF JOEL R. BRANDES, P.C. http://www.brandeslaw.com/LAWSOB.htm


A wealthy owner of a Rolls-Royce was driving down a bumpy road when his car hit a deep pothole, breaking the rear axle. He called up the local Rolls-Royce representative, who arranged to have the car shipped back to the factory.

The owner was pleasantly surprised when repairs were make quickly and the car was returned. The owner knew that his warranty had run out, and he expected to receive a bill. None came. Months later he communicated with the company about the bill.

The next day someone called him and said, "We have searched our files and find no record of a Rolls-Royce axle ever breaking."

Source: Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In Blacksburg, South Carolina, USA, a 15-year-old doing research on the Internet about Tasmania signed an e-mail to one of the country's officials: "Come by and see us sometime."

Some time later, she was surprised when her doorbell rang and she opened the door to discover the premier of Tasmania, who had, indeed, dropped by to see her. - "News is Stranger Than Fiction" by Bill Flick, Bloomington-Normal Daily Pantograph

From: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 3, 2000, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

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