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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 14, 2003
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." - Dennis Wholey
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersalt.org/illustrations/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Here's a list of questions phoned in to the Portland, Oregon Metro Recycling Information hotline:
Where can I recycle 600 dresses, several dozen bottles of Jim Beam, a 30-year-old box of Howdy Doody ice cream cones and a few dozen wigs?
How do I dispose of "household" dynamite?
What should I do with 100 breast implants that have been removed and preserved in formaldehyde?
Can someone from the government come out to my house and smell my living room?
Where can I get a permit to burn my house down?
How can I dispose of five semi trucks full of inedible marshmallows?
How can I recycle guinea pig droppings?
What do I do with a 10-year-old pile of manure?
From The Edge, The Oregonian
Source: LangaList, http://www.langa.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The mother of a large family came into my dental office with one of her preteen children who needed to have a tooth restored. I examined the child and told the mother that the girl had no problems with her teeth. "Oh, my goodness," the frazzled mother exclaimed, "I've brought the wrong kid!"
Contributed by Don Hudson
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) June 2000, http://www.readersdigest.com/
You may be surprised to learn that tulips aren't native to Holland. They arrived there in the late 1500s from Turkey. The Dutch people became obsessed with tulips. In the early 1600s tulip trading and tulip growing had captured the entire economy of Holland, and for several years there was a craze that has been called tulipomania.
When a new variety would suddenly appear (in the form of a freak caused by a virus), its owner could name his price. It could happen to anyone - even a peasant could become wealthy overnight if a freak tulip happened to develop in his garden. One such variety, called the viceroy, was traded for all of the following: two loads of wheat, four loads of rye, four oxen, eight pigs, twelve sheep, two hogsheads of wine, four barrels of beer, two barrels of butter, a thousand pounds of cheese, a bed, a suit, and a silver beaker.
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/0828002169
Submitted by Nancy Simpson