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Quote Of The Day
"Leave as little to chance as possible.
Preparation is the key to success. "
Today's Trivia Smallpox Vaccine
Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world's first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox on this day in 1796. In the 19th and 20th centuries, scientists following Jenner's model developed new vaccines to fight numerous deadly diseases, including polio, whooping cough, measles, tetanus, yellow fever, typhus, and hepatitis B, and many others. More sophisticated smallpox vaccines were also developed and by 1970 international vaccination programs, such as those undertaken by the World Health Organization, had eliminated smallpox worldwide. Skylab
Skylab, America's first space station, is successfully launched into an orbit around the earth on this day in 1973. Eleven days later, U.S. astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard the space station.
Today's Chuckles A Walking Economy
A guy is walking down the street with his friend. He says to his friend, "I'm a walking economy."
His friend replies, "How's that?"
"It's like this — my hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation, and the combination of these factors is putting me into a deep depression."Send Two
The manager of a large city zoo was drafting a letter to order a pair of animals. He sat at his computer and typed the following sentence: "I would like to place an order for two mongooses, to be delivered at your earliest convenience."
He stared at the screen, focusing on that odd word mongooses. Then he deleted the word and added another, so that the sentence now read: "I would like to place an order for two mongeese, to be delivered at your earliest convenience."
Again he stared at the screen, this time focusing on the new word, which seemed just as odd as the original one. Finally, he deleted the whole sentence and started allover. "Everyone knows no full - stocked zoo should be without a mongoose," he typed. "Please send us two of them."
"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. "
~Dr. Dennis Waitly
" Don't hurry. Don't worry. You're only here on a short visit, so don't forget to stop and smell the flowers. "
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. "
More Chuckles Worst Excuses For Speeding
My brakes weren't working, officer, but hey what do ya know...they're working just fine now.
Do you mind, officer, I'm missing Wheel-of-Fortune.
If you'd be willing to look the other way this one time, officer, I'd make it worth your while...say, a rent one get one free coupon for Skippy's Video Galore?
I was just making sure that your radar gun was working properly. 88 MPH, you say? Yep, it's in perfect condition.
I'm sorry, officer, but I'm rushing my wife to the hospital. Where's my wife? I knew I forgot something!
I'm rushing home to answer the telephone.
I just took a laxative. Now either let me go or watch me go, your choice.