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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 15, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend against its force . . . My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day. - Og Mandino

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

Yvonne Vladislavich and seven other persons were traveling by boat in the waters off the East African coast in September, 1972.

A storm came upon the boat and raged all day. About three-thirty the next morning three huge waves more than nine meters high came one after another. The boat, already half full of water, began to go down.

"Get out, we're sinking," someone yelled. "The third wave sank the boat. After five hours in the water, Yvonne, a strong swimmer, decided to go for help. Claiming God's promises, she started out. Her feet, cut when the boat sank, were bleeding constantly. After about six and a half hours of swimming she noticed black shadows around her - sharks! "O God," she prayed, "if I must die, let it be quick. Not an arm and then a leg. May they do it quickly."

Two fins glided toward her. Thinking this was the end, Yvonne watched with amazement as a dolphin bumped the oncoming shark and drove it away. Later she fainted, but became conscious as she was lifted out of the water on the nose of a dolphin. Two dolphins guarded her for twelve and a half hours until she was picked up by a passing ship sixty-seven kilometers away from the rest of the group.

Source: Stop, Look and Listen by Eileen E. and Jay H. Lantry, Copyright(c)1976 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, LCCN 75-32229

Submitted by Mary Thayne

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quips & Quotes

I don't think you can really know how heavy something is until it has fallen on you. LeMel Hebert Williams

Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. Patrick F. McManus

I don't think so, therefore I'm probably not. Alan Smithee

I'm in love with a girl who doesn't even know I'm alive. She's thinks she got me with her long range rifle, but she missed. Jonathan Colan

The best evidence I've been able to come up with that the human race is increasing in intelligence is that parents no longer give their kids hatchets for Christmas. Patrick F. McManus

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Unfair Shakes, By The Numbers

32,819 - Estimated earthquake-related deaths in 2003
1,711 - Estimated earthquake-related deaths in 2002

2 - Death toll - Dec. 2003 San Simeon, Calif., quake - 6.5 Magnitude
30,000+ - Estimated death toll - Dec. 2003 Barn, Iran, quake 6.5 Magnitude

19 Average number of major quakes (magnitude 7+) each year

5 miles/sec. Top speed of surface seismic waves
3 miles/sec. Average projected speed of a Mars-bound manned craft

From: International Federation of the Red Cross, International Institute of Engineering and Seismology, NASA, National Earthquake Center, United States Geological Survey

Source: Popular Science, Copyright April, http://popsci.com

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