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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 23, 2006
I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends. - Moby, quoted on CNN.com, March 2005
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Rich McCarrell explained to his young son how his secretary screened his phone calls at the office...
He said, "If your Mom calls me and I'm busy, the secretary will tell her what I'm doing, and then Mom will decide if I should be interrupted or if she should leave a message." Then he said to his son, "If you call me, you'll be put right through. I want you to know that you can call me anytime, because you're my son."
A few days later, the secretary put a call through to Rich from his son. He said hello and asked what he could do for him. He replied, "Nothing, Dad. I just wanted to make sure I could actually get through to you that easily."
Source: KneEmail, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
State Fun “Facts” That Might Be True
Part 2 of 2 [Oct 13 & 23]
MONTANA .. A sapphire from Montana is the Crown Jewels of England.
NEBRASKA ... More triplets are born here than in any other state.
NEVADA ... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.
NEW HAMPSHIRE ... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.
NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.
NEW MEXICO ... Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.
NEW YORK ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
NORTH CAROLINA ... Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.
OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.
OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.
OREGON ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.
PENNSYLVANIA ... The smiley, :) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
RHODE ISLAND ... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673
SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.
SOUTH DAKOTA ... Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.
TENNESSEE ... Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.
TEXAS ... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.
UTAH ... The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.
VERMONT ... Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.
VIRGINIA ... Home of the world's largest office building... the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON ... Seattle has the highest proportion of college graduates of any other US city.
WASHINGTON D.C. ... Was the first planned capital in the world.
WEST VIRGINIA ... Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.
WISCONSIN ... The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.
WYOMING ... Was the first state to allow women to vote.
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.cleanlaffs.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Without prior warning, friends of mine received their long-awaited adopted baby. At the first opportunity, they drove to the countryside to see their parents and show off their new son. After a wonderful visit, my friends started for home. Before they had traveled very far, however, they drove back to the farmhouse - where Grandpa stood at the door, smiling, holding their new baby.
Submitted by Lorraine
An eight-year-old US boy hit two holes-in-one with the same golf ball within 20 minutes.
Harrison Vonderau and his dad Dave were playing in a father and son tournament at a course in Cleveland, Ohio.
They both started screaming and jumping up and down when Harrison hit his first hole-in-one with his pitching wedge.
"We almost fell down we were so excited," Dave Vonderau told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I never had a hole-in-one, but I was happy to watch his."
But they could not believe their eyes when he repeated the feat with his nine iron 20 minutes later.
"It was unbelievable," said Jeff Staker, the pro at the Newburgh Heights course.
Source: Ananova, 07-14-2006 http://www.ananova.com