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WITandWISDOM(tm) February 18, 2004
ISSN 1538 8794
A man's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash.
Source: Gracemail, mailto:gracemail email@example.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A research group surveyed 1,525 women and asked for the nicest statements a man could say to them. Here are some:
I respect your career.
You cook wonderfully.
You relax, I'll do the dishes.
You inspire me.
Let me hold your hand, I need your warmth.
Your smile makes my day.
Let me rub your feet.
Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Amount of candy the average American eats, per year: 21 pounds
Amount for which you can have Lou Ferrigna (among other "celebrities" you might know.) call you on the telephone through http://hollywoodiscalling.com 19.95
Age in years of a California bristlecone pine that is the oldest tree on Earth: 4,733
Number of Florida high school students who take physical education courses online: 1,204
Percentage of people who say they talk to their cars: 63
Percentage of people who have an extra rib: 5
Speed of ketchup dropping from a Heinz ketchup bottle: 25 miles per year
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) October 30, 2003, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My mother was away all weekend at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect.
My six year old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger's voice say, "We have a Marcia on the line. Will you accept the charges?"
"Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, "Dad! They've got Mom! And they want money!"
Source: Clean Hewmor, mailto:clean hewmor firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it true someone wrote an entire novel without using the letter "E"?
Yes. In 1937, Ernest Vincent Wright authored a 50,000+ word novel entitled "Gadsby" that was entirely "E" less. To ensure that he wouldn't slip up and use an "E," he tied the "E" key on his typewriter down to render it inoperable. The real question here is what on earth would inspire someone to take the time and trouble to write such a work. The letter "E," of course, is the most commonly used letter in the English language. Just count the number of times "E" appears in this answer!
Source: DailyInBox: Trivia, http://your.dailyinbox.com/trivia/
For excerpts from "Gadsby" visit: