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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 17, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I've learned to pick my battles; I ask myself, "Will this matter one year from now? How about one month? One week? One day?" - Author Unknown

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm


Abraham Lincoln was once talking with a woman about how the North must treat the South. She disagreed with him, and said that she felt that we must destroy our enemies.

Lincoln replied, "What, madam? Do I not destroy them when I make them my friends?"

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Newcastle, England (Ananova):

A man fainted whenever he was awakened by his alarm clock or heard a doorbell.

Allan Todd, 63, has seen more than 20 doctors over the last 40 years but none could find the cause of the blackouts.

At their worst the seizures happened seven times a day. He could move his eyes and hear his wife speaking but couldn't move.

All telephones, alarm clocks and wake-up calls were banned from his bedroom.

Doctors thought epilepsy could be the cause and a heavy dose of medication was prescribed but had no effect.

But it was when he passed out on a holiday to Tenerife that he was seen by a doctor who started him on the road to recovery.

Specialists have found that shock of a wake-up call turns off his heart and leaves him brain-dead for up to 30 seconds. Experts at a new "faints and falls" center in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary made the finding and say it is a miracle he is still alive.

He has been fitted with a pacemaker which is programmed to kick-start his heart with an electrical current whenever it stops beating for longer than 1.5 seconds.

Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/


When my wife had to rush to the hospital unexpectedly, she asked me to bring her a few items from home. One item on her list was "comfortable underwear."

Worried I'd make the wrong choice, I asked, "How will I know which ones to pick?"

"Hold them up and imagine them on me," she answered. "If you smile, put them back."

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Did you know that you can watch an F/A-18 Hornet passing through the sound barrier?


Source: The Pocket Newsletter, http://www.thepocket.com

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