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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 29, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for wits to grow sharper." - Unknown

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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:



~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

USEFUL METRIC CONVERSIONS

1 million microphones = 1 megaphone
1 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
10 cards = 1 decacards
lavatory = 1 demijohn
1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
10 rations = 1 decoration
10 millipedes = 1 centipede
3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
10 monologs = 5 dialogues
2 monograms = 1 diagram
8 nickels = 2 paradigms
2 baby sitters = 1 gramma grampa

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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

"The Jewish people have observed their 5758th year as a people." the Hebrew teacher informed his class. "Consider that the Chinese have observed only their 4695th. What does this mean to you?"

After a reflective pause, one student volunteered, "Well for one thing, the Jews had to do without Chinese food for 1063 years."

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Starting in October, all USA workers age 25 and older will get an annual statement showing how much of their earnings have been taxed over the years to pay for social security and an estimate of what they'll get in return as monthly retirement benefits. You'll get your statement about three months before your birthday.

If you want a personalized earnings and benefits statement sooner, call 800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration's Web site: http://www.ssa.gov
- USA WEEKEND, September 19, 1999


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