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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 4, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly." - Frank Tyger

Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day- subscribe@listbot.com



A basketball in my hands is worth about $19
A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million.
It depends whose hands it's in

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6
A baseball in Mark McGuire's hands is worth $19 million
It depends whose hands it's in

A tennis racket is useless in my hands
A tennis racket in Pete Sampras' hands is a Wimbledon Championship
It depends whose hands it's in

A rod in my hands will keep away a small, wild animal
A rod in Moses' hands will part the mighty sea
It depends whose hands it's in

A sling shot in my hands is a kid's toy
A sling shot in David's hands is a mighty weapon.
It depends whose hands it's in

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God's hands will feed thousands
It depends whose hands it's in

Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse
Nails in Jesus Christ's hands will produce salvation for the entire world

It depends whose hands it's in

So put your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your families and your relationships in God's hands because...

It depends whose hands it's in.

Submitted by Rosie Laduca, Carol Blum, Jay Graham, George Haig

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Edge Index:

Number of pounds of gold that could be given to every living human being if all the dissolved gold in the oceans was extracted: 9

Price Al Capone's toenail clippers fetched at auction recently: $5,000

Number of boxes of Jell-O that are sold every second: 13

Percentage of Americans who aren't sure if the Earth travels around the sun, or the sun travels around the Earth: 27

Number of award shows and ceremonies held by the entertainment industry last year (1999): 332

Number of trophies handed out: 3,182

World record for toast-tossing, set recently in Dublin, Ireland, by Peter McGouran: 191 feet, 4 inches

Number of Web pages devoted to Ricky Martin that Kathie Bergquist says she surfed before she wrote "Ricky Martin: The Unofficial Book": 18,000

Number of pages in her book: 64

From: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) July 11, 2000, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry


"New York City: No matter how many times I visit this great city I'm always struck by the same thing: a yellow taxi cab." - Scott Adams

Source: Clean Laffs http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded?

On May 22, 1960 an earthquake measuring magnitude 9.5 on the Richter scale struck southern Chile. The largest recorded quake was part of a week of disasters caused by slipping of two plates of the Earth's crust against each other.

One of the side effects of the earthquake was a tsunami (ocean wave) that swept across the Pacific Ocean at the speed of a jet airliner and caused deaths as far away as Hawaii and Japan. Large areas of Chile subsided by hundreds of feet. Six dormant volcanoes erupted and two new ones were born.

Earthquakes like the 1960 Chile mega-quake are caused at places where one part of the Earth's crust slips below another. This kind of quake, which does not happen often, can involve a very large section of the crust. Such quakes are not limited to Chile; they can also occur near the Pacific Northwest of North America.

More about the disastrous week in May 1960:

An earthquake's magnitude reflects its strength:

Source: Cool Fact of the Day http://features.learningkingdom.com/fact/

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