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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 25, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy. " - Aristotle, Philosopher

Submitted by John L. Bechtel


~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A professor at the University of Pennsylvania was known for giving boring, cliché-ridden lectures. At the beginning of one semester, an innovative class breathed new life into the course by assigning baseball plays to each hackneyed phrase. For example, when the professor said, "On the other hand," that counted as a base hit. "By the same token" was a strike out; "and so on" counted as a stolen base. Divided into two teams by the center aisle of the lecture hall, the students played inning after inning of silent but vigorous baseball.

On the last day of class, the impossible happened: the score was tied and bases were loaded. Then the batter hit a home run. The winning team stood and cheered wildly. Though deeply appreciative, the professor later was quoted as wondering why only half of the students had been enthusiastic about his lectures.

Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com


On the first day of school, a first grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

It is estimated that there are more than 20 million acres of grass yards in the United States, representing about 2 percent of the total land area. That is a lot of real estate to keep watered, weeded, and free of insect pests.

You may think that your yard is made up of a single kind of grass. The truth is that your yard, like all others, actually contains many different kinds of grass in addition to the type of grass that you have planted there. In spite of all of your efforts, there are also many different kinds of weeds growing in your yard.

Amazingly, there are also more than 100 different kinds of insects living in the average American yard, and that doesn't count the snails, spiders, spider mites, pill bugs, earthworms, and the like.

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/0828002169

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

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