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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 23, 1999
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I read this sign outside a church in Seneca, MO last Thanksgiving.
"BE THANKFUL WE DON'T GET WHAT WE DESERVE"
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
British supermarket giant Tesco was testing its pies to see which worked best as projectiles. Tesco found that its customers were throwing their pies rather than eating them, the company rented a gym near its headquarters and draped it with plastic. Then they had employees volunteer to test the pies for range, coverage, and feel.
Now, the results are in, published in the August issue of "Scientific American," and there are some clear winners and losers.
According to Tesco spokesperson Melodie Schuster, "For maximum face-filling coverage, you can't go wrong with the egg custard tart."
Among the study's other findings:
The lemon meringue holds up well in flight and nicely highlights a good aim with a sticky, yellow smear.
Strawberry and raspberry fruit tarts "fit neatly in the hand, so you can be sneakier," Schuster notes. "They're a little more expensive, but you do get two to a pack."
Nut pies are a no-no as are partly frozen gateaux, because they could cause eye injury.
- The Oregonian, August 19, 1999
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My son told his teacher the Indians could not possibly have served popcorn to the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving because they didn't have microwave ovens back then.
(Big Al via E-zine: FAST EDDIE'S FUNNIES http://recommend- it.com/l.z.e?s=154533 )
In 1998, a Swedish study of 1,290 heart-bypass patients found that those who reported being lonely were more than twice as likely to die within 30 days after surgery as those who weren't.
Similarly, British researchers found that men and women who were socially isolated - with few friends or family - were half again as likely to die after a heart attack as those with plenty of social contacts. And researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, are currently running a nationwide study to find out if treating heart patients for depression and helping them build a social network will improve their odds of surviving.
- By Peter Jaret, Remedy, March/April 1999 http://www.healthscout.com