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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 19, 2001
Let us so live that when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry. - Mark Twain
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
After the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate forces were withdrawing to Virginia, and Lincoln felt that they were vulnerable. Eager to get the agony of the war over with, President Lincoln sent word to General George Meade to attack.
With his message, Lincoln also sent a personal note. "The order I enclose is not on record," said the note. "If you succeed, you need not publish it. Then, if you succeed, you will have all the credit of the movement. If not, I'll take the responsibility."
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
All I ask for is the opportunity to prove that money doesn't buy happiness.
Always borrow from a pessimist. He doesn't expect his money back.
Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something. - Wilson Mizner
I embrace poverty. To annoy me send money.
Money talks, but all mine ever says is goodbye.
Birds have bills too, but they keep on singing.
My doctor is wonderful. Once in 1955 when I couldn't afford an operation, he touched up the x-rays. - Joey Bishop
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. - Earl Wilson
Submitted by Susie
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Although they had no first aid class,
Egyptians were not dummies.
They knew the art of bandaging,
They learned it from their Mummies.
Submitted by Tocapa2139
Do hurricanes ever cross the equator?
The giant storms called hurricanes, typhoons, or tropical cyclones are formed above warm, tropical waters. Thunderstorms merge and begin to rotate, forming the typical spiral wind pattern. Once formed, a hurricane almost always moves to the west and curves north or south away from the equator. No hurricane has ever been known to cross the equator.
A hurricane's rotating winds are the result of the Coriolis force. Because the planet is spinning, moving air masses drift to the right, north of the equator and to the left, south of the equator. Within about five degrees of the equator, the Coriolis force falls to almost zero.
Although it is possible for a hurricane to be pushed toward the equator by an unusual wind pattern, it is likely that the storm would fall apart before reaching it because of the loss of the Coriolis force.
A practical guide to tracking Caribbean hurricanes:
The life history of hurricanes: