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WIT & WISDOM - November 9, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh [1]


Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled
at me today,
I started smiling to.

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I passed around the corner,
and someone saw my grin -
When he smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him .

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I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
could travel round the earth.

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So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected -
Let's start an epidemic quick
and get the world infected ! [2]


At Sunday school, the teacher asked Little Johnny, "Do you know where little boys and girls go when they do bad things?"

"Sure," Little Johnny replied. "They go out in back of the church yard." [4]

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why don't horses get tired of standing up?

The legs of horses are designed so that they can stand up for very long times without using their muscles. They can even sleep standing up!

Human legs (and the legs of most other mammals) are designed so that the weight is supported partly by bones and partly by muscles. If we let our leg muscles relax, we fall down!

The bones, muscles, and tendons of horse's legs are arranged so that the stress of supporting the animal is not on the muscles. Instead, the leg is supported by the bones and tendons. This is especially important for heavy-bodied horses and their relatives, whose legs might need to support as much as 500 pounds each.

More about horse legs, including diagrams:

International Museum of the Horse:
http://www.imh.org/imh/imhmain.html [5]


[1] (Inspiration a Day! )
[2] (Teresa's Jokers )

[4] (Daily Humor (http://www.findmail.com/list/dailyhumor)
[5] (The Learning Kingdom )

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