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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 10, 2006
Don't confuse having a career with having a life. They are not the same.
Submitted by Andrew
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When I was twelve years old, I ran away from home. I caused my parents a great deal of grief and dismay. When I returned in the wee small hours in the morning, I expected to be punished. Instead, my Mum and Dad embraced me. For the next couple of weeks, my Dad took me into his work and showed me around the engineering factory, where he was manager. At nighttime, we both worked on a project - the building of a small wooden red biplane.
The biplane was a replica of a drawing taken from one of my favorite comic books. My Dad was a superb draughtsman and it fascinated me to watch him create a blueprint for the wings, fuselage, wheels, and propeller. He was putting a lot of time and effort into this project, more than he could really afford because he was a very busy manager. By the end of the month, we finished the biplane and I proudly displayed it on my bedroom table. It was the first thing I saw each morning and the last thing I looked at each night.
By taking time to make the biplane, my Dad was showing me all that he did. He was also giving me all of his attentive love. Ever since then, I've loved model aircraft and when I take some precious time to build one, it takes me back to those days when a troubled and insecure boy found strength and love in his Father's patience, forgiveness, and care.
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
In 1454, Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The United States was named after him. Just think, Americans could be living in Vespucciland now had it gone down a little differently!
Let's see what you know about America...
1) How many states are there in the United States?
a. 48 b. 50 c. 51
2) Everyone knows the capital of the US is Washington DC, but where is Washington DC?
a. d-uh, in Washington b. Massachusetts c. District of Columbia
3) What country borders the US to the north?
a. Ontario b. Alaska c. Canada
Okay, those were softball questions because the last few quizzes have been fairly difficult, but now it starts getting tougher. I can't have you running around gloating about how smart you are!
4) How many justices sit on the full Supreme Court?
a. 9 b. 13 c. 7
5) Which country did the US import the most products from in 2005?
a. China b. Canada c. Japan
6) The United States has more miles of roads than any other country. How many miles of roads are there in the US?
a. 1,524,900 miles b. 2,677,300 miles c. 3,972,800 miles
7) Each state has its own unique legal system. All but one is based on English common law. Which state's legal system is NOT based on English common law?
a. California b. Louisiana c. Kentucky
8) The United States has several Dependent Territories. Which one of the following is NOT a Dependent Territory of the US?
a. The Bahamas b. Guam c. Puerto Rico
And now for a nothing new...
9) Eight states begin with the letter "N" -- name three of the four that do NOT start with the word "New" (name the states besides New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York). Give yourself a bonus point if you can name all four. You have one minute and may not use any reference material. No peeking either!
Answer: _______, _______, _______, _______
Answers below, here's the scoring:
9 correct: Perfection!
7-8 correct: Outstanding
5-6 correct: Very Good
2-4 correct: Fairly Fair
0-1 correct: Turn the TV off.
1) b. 50
2) c. District of Columbia
3) c. Canada
4) a. 9
5) b. Canada (Canada 17%, China 13.8%, Mexico 10.3%, Japan 8.7%)
6) c. 3,972,800 miles
7) b. Louisiana
8) a. The Bahamas
9) ...Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota
Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
You have reached the Strategic Air Command Nuclear Missile Storage Facility. We are unable to come to the phone right now. At the tone, please leave your name, number, and target or list of targets, and we'll launch as soon as we can. And have a nice day.
Submitted by David
How is Bangladesh like Wisconsin?
The nation of Bangladesh covers approximately the same land area as the state of Wisconsin. Yet it ranks eighth in population among all the world's countries.
Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44