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Snails sleep a lot. In addition to several months of winter
hibernation, they crawl into their shells to get out of the
hot sun, which dries them, or heavy rain, which waterlogs
them. Desert snails may even doze for three or four years.

The sport with the largest expenses (medical, legal, and
others) due to injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in
1995 was bicycling, with costs exceeding $4 billion. More
than half a million bicycling injuries were documented. A
huge percentage of those injuries were head injuries,
which could have been prevented had riders worn protective

The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine
bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle and to
trap the sediments in the wine.


Pecans vary in size, from thirty to ninety nuts per pound. No
nuts are produced until the trees are at least five years old.

On December 15, 1854, Philadelphia began using the first
street-cleaning machine

The expression "knuckle down" originated with marbles –
players put knuckles to the ground for their best shots.

A newborn gray whale calf is an average 16 feet long. For
reasons unknown, all gray whale calves are born in the warm,
shallow lagoons of Baja, California.


Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without
a McDonald's.


It has been medically proven that pessimism raises blood
pressure. The more pessimistic a person is, the more likely
he or she is to die earlier than optimistic counterparts.


Venus has no magnetic field, perhaps because of its slow
rotation. It also has no satellites.

Undoubtedly, many of you have seen the "priceless" credit card commercials.
In these commercials, the viewer is shown several things he or she can
purchase (with the right credit card.) Each of these items is then
followed by the price. But it is the final thing mentioned which provides
the punch line—and the reason for buying all of the previous things. It
is something that you cannot purchase. The comment then, as the
commercial comes to an end is: "Priceless."

I do not claim to know much about the field of marketing, but this
approach strikes me as an incredibly cunning tactic. They convince the
consumer to spend more money by appealing to the heart with the simple
truth that money cannot buy everything! In a consumer driven world, the
reverse psychology is certainly clever, but might it also communicate a
certain awareness?

The fact is, it is hard to argue with the many social observers including
a former Vice President who once noted: "The accumulation of material
goods is at an all-time high, but so is the number of people who feel an
emptiness in their lives." Indeed, it is no longer uncommon to hear the
testimonies—sometimes tragically, of individuals who have made it to the
top, made their million, or the fame they so diligently pursued only to
find there that same sense of inadequacy and loneliness. Perhaps we have
begun to see the bankruptcy of materialism, the fleeting nature of success
and fame, and the weariness that arises within the incessant human desire
for “more.” Perhaps we have begun to see that it is true, as a wise man
once said, that man cannot live by bread alone.

In fact, many lives have wrestled with the truth of that famous phrase
depicted in the Gospel of Matthew. The story explains that after 40 days
of fasting, the famished Jesus is tempted by Satan to turn stones into
bread. But Christ responds, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Footnote 1: Matthew 4)
Can you see the infinite wisdom in denying that temptation? Jesus proclaims
the word of God more vital to life than anything else, more sustaining
than any material thing that can satisfy any of our countless desires and

Christ reminds us of what we already know: there are many fleeting things
in this world, including our own cravings. But the Word of God withstands
the test of time. And truly, his words pierce the very heart of our
materially distracted and sensory preoccupied world even today. Through
the prophet Isaiah, God asks, “Why do you spend your money for that which
is not bread, and labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully
to me, and eat what is good… Incline your ear, and come to me; listen so
that you may live.” (Footnote 2: Isaiah 55:2-3)

You see, man cannot live by bread alone, nor by credit card or status
alone because we are not simply creatures whose purpose in life is exacted
by possession or accomplishment. In the wisdom of journalist Malcolm
Muggeridge, the only ultimate disaster that can befall us is to feel at
home here on earth. The word of God urges us to see more: To see a
Kingdom where moth and rust cannot destroy and thieves cannot break in and
steal. The treasure in Christ’s words, “Man shall not live by bread alone
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” is truly priceless,
for his words lead to Life. (Jill Carattini)
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If you stop believing what your professor told you
had to be true and if you start thinking for yourself
you may come to some conclusions you hadn't
expected. You may find the Bible makes more
sense than you thought or were told to think.
Allow yourself to be ruined, ruined with regard
to what you always thought could be true. Can
you believe what you don't understand?You
and I believe everyday what we don't understand
unless it comes to the issue to salvation.
(Dr. Woodrow Kroll)


An atheist complained to a friend, "Christians have their
special holidays, such as Christmas and Easter; and
Jews celebrate their holidays, such as Passover and Yom
Kippur. EVERY religion has its holidays. But we atheists, "he said,
"have no recognized national holidays. It's an unfair discrimination."
His friend replied, "Well... Why don't you celebrate April first?"


SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's oldest person, a 113-year-old woman who
witnessed the aftermath of the great San Francisco earthquake, enjoyed junk
food and lived alone until she turned 102, has died.

Born June 12, 1889, in Taunton, Mass., Christian moved with her family to
San Pablo. She was a teenager working at an East Bay chocolate factory when
she watched flames engulf San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake.


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because they were either predestined or influenced by
kismet (which do you think is right). Please enjoy...



How do you deal with a convicted rapist? Give him an
Oscar, Hollywood says. Oh, and some standing ovations
while you're at it.

by Prof. J. Budziszewski


Two black scholars prove that race doesn't always mean
what politically correct mythology says it means.


Some students protest out of conviction, but others just think it's a rush.
They're missing some things about what college is supposed to be about.

by Sharyn Kopf

Sharyn says if you haven't had sex, you've got nothing to be shy about.
Just the opposite.

{Not amalgamated with 'Thought & Humor'}


Known as the Queen Of The Skies, the Boeing 747 has been in
commercial service since 1970. It was the first wide-body long-haul
jet, and it is still a mainstay of intercontinental passenger travel.

A fully loaded 747 weighs more than 400 tons (of which 40% is fuel),
and its four engines deliver about 280 million watts of power for a
thrust of about 1,100,000 Newtons (250,000 pounds). On
intercontinental flights it can travel for more than 12 hours nonstop.

Originally, the 747 was intended for cargo flights, but when
supersonic planes never caught on, the 747 became the world's favorite
long-haul jet. A 747-400 (the latest model, which has small winglets
at the wing tips) can carry as many as 524 people across the planet
at almost 90% of the speed of sound.

The story of the 747:

Boeing's official 747-400 page:


Chopped cabbage is not just a good idea, it's the slaw!


Q. What's the difference between a bagpipe and an onion?
A. No one cries when you chop up a bagpipe.


Stressing the importance of a large vocabulary, the UNC English
professor told his class, "Use a word ten times and it will be
yours for life."

In the back of the room a pert sophomore closed her eyes and
was heard chanting under her breath: "Fred, Fred, Fred,
Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred."


Why is it when you turn on the TV you see ads for
telephone companies, and when you turn on the radio you
hear ads for TV shows, and when you get put on hold on the
phone you hear a radio station?


One of the reasons for the success of the internet is its open,
peer-to-peer nature. All computers on the internet are equal,
and in the past it hasn't mattered whether your computer is
a 386 in Nguru on the end of a satellite phone or a big monster
in a New York rack. If that ever changes, I think we will lose
part of the essential, vital character of the internet.
(Doug Winter)

"How to Be Sure You're a REAL Christian"
1-888-NEED-HIM (24/7 - free call)

Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best of minds.
Men and women live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies
into which they never enter and with their hand on the door
latch they die outside. GK Chesterton
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A job is nice, but it interferes with my life.


Huge steel cranes usually top skyscrapers, and are used to lift
construction materials to the top.

These "climbing tower cranes" get to the tops of the buildings by
climbing up a steel tower. The steel tower, also called a mast, is
built in-place by the crane that climbs it.

At the ground a concrete base is poured and the first section of the
tower is bolted deeply into it. The crane cab, arm, and
counterweight are installed, along with hydraulic rams that can lift
it a little bit at a time. A new tower section is lowered into place
by the crane, and then the crane uses the hydraulic rams to move up
onto the new tower section. As the building grows, so does the crane
tower. When the building is finished, the crane climbs back down,
taking the tower apart as it descends.

More about climbing tower cranes:


Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;
trust in money and you may have it taken from you;
but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded
in time or eternity. - D.L. Moody


“We can all pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God’s
will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which
comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands.”
--Harry Truman


Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards. This site lists tongue
twisters in English and dozens of other languages.

If you like air hockey, you'll love playing this Flash game.

Create your own fish and learn about emergent behavior. The virtual
fish tank began as an exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Bob the Builder is an educational children's show. I took Ian to
the live show in Phoenix last week and he thought it was the best!


"This probably isn't really "SPAM", somebody you
probably know signed you up for this and the newsletter..."

"Broadband Reports" responding to a 'T & H' Critic
11/2/2 Issue


Fog by Carl Sandberg

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
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A sheriff walks into a saloon and shouts for everyone's attention.
"Has anyone seen Brown Paper Jake?"

"What's he look like?", asks one shoddy-looking cowboy.

"Well", replies the Sheriff. "He wears a brown paper hat, a brown paper
waistcoat, a brown paper shirt, brown paper boots, brown paper pants,
and a brown paper jacket."

"So what's he wanted for?", asks the same cowboy.

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A dog walks into Western Union and asks the clerk to send a telegram.
He fills out a form on which he writes down the telegram he wishes to
send: "Bow wow wow, Bow wow wow."

The clerk says, "You can add another 'Bow wow' for the same price."

"But," the dog responded, "wouldn't that sound a little silly?"


Dear Howdy,

Here's something a friend who has cancer sent me the other
day--I thought it might be good for you to stick in with
your other more serious quotes...

"We are leaving the land of the dying and going to the land
of the living. As we lay dying we are almost well. All of
us will live forever. The question is "Where"... Powerful
words which bear a lot of thought."

Keep up the good work,
Rachel (Europe)

Please note: If you see a UNC student or a liberal reading
'Thought & Humor', please explain to them which is thought
& which is humor. They always get it backwards.......

To err is human, but it's against school policy.


Love never gives up:

Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut.
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always 'me first',
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end..."

{"Way of Love" described in 1 Corinthians 13}


Things That Take Years to Learn
The badness of a movie is directly proportional to the number
of helicopters in it.

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely
suggests you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby
emerging from her at that moment.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep
down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race
has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that
word would be "meetings."

The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to
annoy people who are not in them.

You should not confuse your career with your life.


Two trucks loaded with a thousand copies of Roget's Thesaurus
collided as they left a New York publishing house last Thursday,
according to the Associated Press.

Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, taken aback, stupefied..


A woman meant to call a record store but dialed the wrong
number and got a private home instead.

"Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme'?" she asked.

"Well, no," answered the puzzled homeowner. But I have
a wife and eight children."

"Is that a record?" she inquired.

"I don't think so," replied the man, "but it's as close as I want to get."


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that
the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
--2 Timothy 3
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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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