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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 4, 2003
"Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Everyone's a Comedian
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. - Ogden Nash
I started a diet recently. I'm trying to get back to my original weight: 8 pounds, 3 ounces. - Cheril Vendetti
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7 in dog money. - Joe Weinstein
The workers at the Federal Mint went on strike today. They are demanding to make less money. - Unknown
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work. - Thomas Alva Edison
When I was young, I used to read about the decline of Western civilization, and I decided it was something I would like to make a contribution to. - George Carlin
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) May 16, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My parents' 25th wedding anniversary was approaching, and we were planning a celebration. When my husband and I opened the box of 25 printed invitations that we had ordered, we found this notice inside: "To assure that you receive the exact amount you have purchased, your invitations and envelopes have been counted by the same type of machine used by the federal government to count currency."
The box contained 26 envelopes and 27 invitations.
Contributed to Reader's Digest "Life In These United States" by Steve and Deirdre Hammon
Source: DailyInBox: Reader's Digest CyberSmiles, http://dailyinbox.com/rd/
It was way back in 1818 that two French chemists discovered chlorophyll. The name of the substance means "green leaf because it is the green substance that makes leaves green. Later experiments showed that this mysterious substance is involved in the production of glucose, which is the combination of water and carbon dioxide that plants produce as the basic food source for all the animals on earth. But the makeup of chlorophyll was still unknown for almost one hundred years after its discovery.
In 1912 the chlorophyll code was cracked to reveal that a molecule of this miracle substance is composed of exactly one atom of magnesium linked to 136 atoms of nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen. That in itself was not so startling, but another fact that was already known made the composition of chlorophyll a stunning discovery. If you take that one lone magnesium atom and replace it with one lone iron atom, you have essentially produced a molecule of red blood! The formulas are so close to the same that scientists nicknamed chlorophyll "green blood."
Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0767904249
Submitted by Nancy Simpson