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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 17, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

In the midst of great joy do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger do not answer anyone's letter. - Chinese Proverb

Source: Bits & Pieces, November 12, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com


A novice monk asked a seasoned old veteran of the abbey, "After you entered the monastery, did you still struggle with the devil?" "No." Answered the older monk. "I struggled with God." "With God?" Exclaimed his neophyte friend, "How could you hope to win?" The older monk softly replied, "When I struggle with God, I hope to lose."

By Dale, Robert D., Published by Abingdon Press, Copyright (c) July 1996, ISBN: 0687015065

Submitted by Walt Groff

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

When You Don't Know What to Say
Part 4 of 7 [Aug 17, 27, Sep 7, 17, 27, Oct 8, 18]

Here are some interesting interpretations of nature from test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers by junior high, high school, and college students around the world.

"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"

"To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube"

"When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"

"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars."

"Blood flows down one leg and up the other."

"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration."

"The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader."

"A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."

"Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas."

Submitted by Laurence


Because of an ear infection, my young son, Casey, had to go to the pediatrician. I was impressed with the way the doctor directed his comments and questions to my son. When he asked Casey, "Is there anything you are allergic to?" Casey nodded and whispered in his ear. Smiling, the pediatrician wrote out a prescription and handed it to me. Without looking at it, I tucked it into my purse.

Later, the pharmacist filled the order, remarking on the unusual food-drug interaction my son must have. When he saw my puzzled expression, he showed me the label on the bottle. As per the doctor's instructions, it read: "Do not take with broccoli."

Contributed to Reader's Digest "Life In These United States" by Jackie DeGennaro

Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://your.dailyinbox.com/rd/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

While living in the UK in the 70's, I read of a farmer who owned a horse which liked to sleep on its back. (Most horses sleep standing up or lying on their sides.) The horse was in a field near a highway and could be seen from the road. The farmer got so many calls about the horse that he was forced to put up a large sign that read: THIS HORSE IS NOT DEAD.

Submitted by Susan Arrow Grace

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