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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 16, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.

By William Arthur Ward

Source: Early Sunday Funnies and Thoughts

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

Wolverhamptom, England (Ananova):

A blind poodle puppy's sibling is acting as her guide dog so she doesn't get lost or injured when they're out walking.

Owner Cherry Lea Lawton has made a sign saying 'Caution. Dog is blind' which goes around black poodle Megan's neck.

A special lead then connects Megan to sibling Millie who leads her when they're out in Wolverhampton.

Cherry told the Sunday Express said: "It's amazing. When we realized Megan was blind, Millie had already started helping her.

"On walks, we put a lead on to the two connecting them so that Megan can run around in the woods with her sisters and brothers without getting lost or falling over."

Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The Slapstick News

In Houston, a woman driving a convertible hit a one-legged pedestrian who was flipped up into the air and landed, seated perfectly, in the front seat of her car.

At the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Eddie "The Human Cannonball" Zamperla overshot his cushioned target by more than 100 feet and crashed head-first into the fence surrounding the fairgrounds. Miraculously, he survived.

In Calcutta, a man was caught when train doors closed on his arms, leaving him on the outside while the train took him for a three-mile ride at about 30 mph. He was unhurt.

A United Kingdom woman, visiting a friend in the hospital, trying to sneak a smoke by leaning out the window and puffing, fell out the window and dropped 65 feet into an ash tree. She suffered minor injuries.

In Norfolk, Virginia, a 52-year-old employee of Golden Peanut Company slipped off a catwalk and sank to the bottom of a huge pile of peanuts before being rescued.

Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) June 27, 2002, http://www.oregonian.com/

Submitted by Barbara Henry

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

Jim filled his car with gas at a self-service gas station. After he had paid and driven away, he realized that he had left the gas cap on top of his car. He stopped and looked and, sure enough, it was lost.

Well, he thought for a second and realized that other people must have done the same thing, and that it was worth going back to look by the side of the road since even if he couldn't find his own gas cap, he might be able to find one that fit. Sure enough, he hadn't been searching long when he found a gas cap. He tried it on, and it went into place with a satisfying click.

"Great," Jim thought, "I lost my gas cap, but I found another one that fits. And this one's even better because it locks ..."

Source: Smile a Day Newsletterę, http://www.net153.com/best.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

DNA from the Beginning

'DNA from the Beginning' is an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity. DNA is the perfect site to guide you through the complexities of genetics with its well-organized format and the inclusion of animations and video clips. Here's an information-packed site that begins with Gregor Mendel and his pea plant experiments and goes all the way to recent breakthroughs in piecing together the human genome.

http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/

Source: DailyInBox: Site of the Day, http://dailyinbox.com/gh/

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