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~~~~~~~ WIT and WISDOM - March 2, 1999
"If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher." - Corrie Ten Boom
(E-zine: DAILY ENCOUNTER Http://www.actsweb.org/encounter.htm)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Look at God's incredible waste of His saints, according to the world's judgment. God seems to plant His saints in the most useless places. And then we say, "God intends for me to be here because I am so useful to Him." Yet Jesus never measured His life by how or where He was of the greatest use. God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be. - Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest"
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
By the time women were permitted to play inter-collegiately, most schools already had team nicknames, and they had been chosen to reflect the characteristics of the men's teams.
Some examples of entertaining attempts to correct the problem:
- At Northland College, there are Lumberjacks & Lumberjills
- At Arkansas-Monticello, the Boll Weevils & Cotton Blossoms
- At Kenyon, the Lords and Ladies
- At Heidelberg, the Student Princes and Student Princesses
- At Tarleton State, the Texans and TexAnns
- At Central Missouri, the Mules and Jennies
- At Augustana College in Illinois, the Vikings & Vi Queens
- At Wiley College, the Wildcats and Kittens
(Jim Moore Jr. via E-zine: FAST EDDIE'S FUNNIES http://recommend- it.com/l.z.e?s=154533)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An expert on whales was telling friends about some of the unusual findings he had made. "For instance," he said, "some whales can communicate at a distance of 300 miles."
"What on earth would one whale say to another 300 miles away?" asked an sarcastic member of the group.
"I'm not absolutely sure," answered the expert, "but it sounds something like 'Heeeeeeey! Can you still hear me nowwwwwwww?'"
Russian submarine designers are building military submarines out of concrete. They say the new designs will save money and solve several problems with conventional steel-hulled subs.
Because concrete becomes stronger under high pressure, such submarines (C-subs) could settle down to the bottom in very deep water and wait for enemy ships to pass overhead. Concrete would not show up on sonar displays (it looks just like sand or rocks), so the passing ships would not see the sub lurking below.
US and British military experts are concerned that poor countries may build C-subs and use them to blockade shipping routes or threaten military vessels.
An article about C-subs, with great cutaway views:
(E-zine: THE LEARNING KINGDOM http://www.tlk-lists.com/join/)