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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 20, 2006
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. - W. C. Fields
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
The electronic security sensors at store exits aren't just to nab shoplifters, but to stem an even bigger problem -- employee theft. About 30% of "inventory shrinkage" is due to shoplifting, but a whopping 43% is due to stealing by employees. Furthermore, the cost of everything we buy is inflated by 15% to compensate for losses due to theft.
Most of us wouldn't think of stealing from our employers, but consider this: There's a Divine Employer who requires faithfulness among His workers. For financing His earthly work, He desires our tithes and offerings. And the prophet Malachi said that our failures in these areas are tantamount to stealing from God.
According to a 2003 report by Empty Tomb, an Illinois-based research organization, if U.S. Christians were giving the biblical tithe -- one-tenth of their income -- our churches would have an additional $143 billion for their ministries and benevolence works. Instead, the average American Christian gives the Lord a mere 2.66% of his or her income.
Tithing is trusting. We give to the Lord, trusting Him to open the windows of heaven and pour on us the blessings we need; and we, in turn, continue to tithe and trust.
Turning Point Daily Devotional, 1-13-06
Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/subscribe.html
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Yes, being over 50 does have its advantages...
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.
9. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
11. You get into a heated argument about pension plans.
12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
15. You sing along with the elevator music.
16. Your eyes won't get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
20. You can't remember who sent you this.
Submitted by Steve Stuebe
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Danielle told her five-year-old son Mickey that his pregnant aunt was going to have an ultrasound so she would find out whether the baby was a boy or girl. After giving him a basic understanding of what an ultrasound picture looks like, Mickey replied, "If it's a girl, she'll have pigtails."
Submitted by Betsy
How long have Oreo cookies been produced?
The Oreo cookie has been America's most popular cookie since it was introduced in 1912. More than 345 billion Oreo cookies have been consumed to date. More than 7.5 billion Oreo cookies are consumed each year, which comes out to 625 million per month and 20.5 million per day.
How many types of Oreos are there?
According to Nabisco, there are nine varieties of Oreos: Original, Mini, Chocolate Crème, Chocolate Crème Mini, Reduced Fat, Oreo Double Stuf, Fudge Covered, Fudge Mint Covered, & Double Delight (Peanut Butter and Chocolate)
How many Oreos have been made over the years?
If every Oreo cookie ever made were stacked on top of each other (more than 345 billion), the pile would reach to the moon and back more than five times. Then again, if placed side-by-side, they would encircle the earth 381 times at the equator. The 345 billion Oreo cookies sold to date would fill up the world's largest freight train, consisting of 660 freight cars, more than 45 times.
What does the intricate design on the cookie consist of?
The floral design on the Oreo cookie consists of 12 flowers per side.
How much in the way of materials does the recipe utilize?
In order to keep up with the voluminous demand for their product, the Oreo cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million pounds of crème filling. An Oreo cookie is 29% crème, 71% cookie.
Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44