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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 14, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Politician

Cited in Bits & Pieces magazine, http://www2.ragan.com/html/main.isx?sub=226

Source: DailyInBox: Bits & Pieces, http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/


Go Cell It On The Mountain

Leonardo Diaz, a Colombian hiker stranded by a blizzard at 12,000 feet in South America's Andes, tried to call for help on his cell phone but found he couldn't because his prepaid minutes were up. Diaz was saved however when 24 hours later his phone company called to see if he wanted to buy more time.

"We called to remind him that his cell phone was out of minutes," said the Bell South operator who called Diaz. "He said it was the work of the angels, because he was lost in the Andes."

Diaz was rescued seven hours later.

- The Age

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) January 4, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Beloit College "Mindset List" for the Class of 2006
Part 1 of 2 [Jul 14, 15]

Just in case you weren't feeling old enough today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the Faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshman.

Most students entering college this fall were born in 1984.

1. A Southerner has always been President of the United States.

2. Richard Burton, Ricky Nelson and Truman Capote have always been dead.

3. South Africa's official policy of apartheid has not existed during their lifetime.

4. Cars have always had eye-level rear stop lights, CD players, and air bags.

5. We have always been able to choose our long distance carriers.

6. Weather reports have always been available 24-hours a day on television.

7. The "evil empire" has moved from Moscow to a setting in some distant galaxy.

8. "Big Brother" is merely a television show.

9. Cyberspace has always existed.

10. Bruce Springsteen's new hit, Born in the USA, could have been played to celebrate their birth.

11. Barbie has always had a job.

12. Telephone bills have always been totally incomprehensible.

13. Prom dresses have always come in basic black.

14. A "Hair Band" is some sort of fashion accessory.

15. George Foreman has always been a barbecue grill salesman

16. Afghanistan has always been a front page story.

17. There has always been an heir to the heir to the British throne.

18. They have no recollection of Connie Chung or Geraldo Rivera as serious journalists.

19. Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, and Tom Brokaw have always anchored the evening news.

20. China has always been a market-based reforming regime.

21. The United States has always been trying to put nuclear waste in Nevada.

22. The U.S. and the Soviets have always been partners in space.

23. Mrs. Fields' cookies and Swatch watches have always been favorites.

24. Nicholas Cage, Daryll Hannah, Eddie Murphy, and John Malkovich made their first major film impressions the year they were born.

25. The GM Saturn has always been on the road.

26. The Coen Brothers have always been making films.

27. Fox has always been a television network choice.

28. Males do not carry a handkerchief in a back pocket.

29. This generation has never wanted to "be a Pepper too."

30. Ozzy's lifestyle has nothing to do with the Nelson family.

31. Women have always had tattoos.

(To be continued tomorrow.)

2002 Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin

Source: http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaff/releases/mindset_2006.html

Submitted by Marilyn Graham


On a recent broadcast of Focus on the Family (Traveling Through Life's Trials), speaker Lisa Harper shared that she has never been married and longs for a husband and children. Referring to not having a husband Lisa said, "mine is lost and he obviously won't stop and ask for directions".

Submitted by Kiri Christina Hyatt

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Electric power is caused by the flow of free electrons from one place to another, usually through a wire or some other type of conductor. Voltage is the pressure with which the electrons are moving, and amperage refers to the number of electrons moving. For example, when exactly 6 quintillion, 242 quadrillion electrons pass a point in a wire within one second's time, that is one amp. If you have a heavy electrical power source and you attempt to force electrons through the wire faster, or if you try to force them through a smaller wire, the voltage goes up because the "pressure" is greater. When both the voltage and the amperage is high, the power is tremendous. One lightning flash may measure up to 100 million volts and 160,000 amps!

Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0767904249

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

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