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1. There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor
the participants know the score or the leader until the
contest ends. What is it?

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly
moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their
own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must
be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial
vegetables?

4 Name the only sport in which the ball is always in
possession of the team on defense, and the offensive
team can score without touching the ball?




5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?


6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with
a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe,
and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.
How did the pear get inside the bottle?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the
letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.

8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English
grammar. Can you name half of them?




9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los

Angeles Lakers?"

10. There are seven ways a base ball player can legally
reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on
balls-a walk-is one way. Name the other six.

11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold
frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other
form but fresh. What is it?

12. Name six or more things that you can wear on
your
feet that begin with the letter "S."

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Answers


1. There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators
nor the participants know the score or the leader until
the contest ends. What is it?

Boxing.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly
moving backward?

Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a
half feet each year because of the millions of gallons
of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on
their own for several growing seasons. All other
vegetables must be replanted every year.

What are the only two perennial vegetables? Asparagus
and rhubarb.

4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in
possession of the team on defense, and the offensive
team can score without touching the ball?

Baseball.

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Strawberry.

6 . In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with
a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe,
and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.
How did the pear get inside the bottle?

The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed
over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place
on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing
season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at
the stems.

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the
letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.

Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

8. There are fourteen punctuation marks in English
grammar. Can you name half of them?

Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen,
apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,
quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces,
and ellipses.

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the
"Los Angeles Lakers?"

In Minnesota. The team was originally known as
the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when
they moved west.

10. There are seven ways a baseball player can
legally reach first base without getting a hit.
Taking a base on balls-a walk-is one way.
Name the other six.

Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher
interference; catcher drops third strike;
fielder's choice; and being designated as
a pinch runner.

11. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is
never sold frozen, canned, processed,
cooked, or in any other form but fresh.
What is it?

Lettuce.

12 Name six or more things that you can wear on
your feet that begin with the letter "S."

Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis,
skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

'Thought & Humor' said...

Two miracles of Desert Storm



Hal here......I was sitting in church this morning and thinking of Veterans Day just passed, and all of the goodwill sent around, and I wanted to tell you about two miracles that occurred in Desert Storm, and how they affected the outcome. Now maybe you don't believe in miracles, but stick around and I think I can convince you that they do happen. But I have to give you a little background to set the stage..



I have to take you back to July of 1990. Several of you on this distribution will remember this as you were there. Our Commander in Chief was now General Norman Schwartzkopf. I had served under two of his predecessors and we used to go to Egypt in August for combined exercises in the desert, BrightStar. But this time we were all called to Hurlburt Field, Florida in part to come up with Operation Plan 1002-90. Things were boiling between Saddam and the royal family of Kuwait. It was over money, but that is another story. He was threatening to invade Kuwait, which long ago was Iraq's Province Nineteen. As it turned out, OpPlan 1002-90 laid the groundwork for Desert Storm. I don't know if that is still classified, so I'll say no more about that. But we finished it and flew home on the 29th of July. Three of four days later Saddam sent his army into Kuwait and took it overnight. The Kuwaiti royal family, the al-Sabahs fled and set up their offices in Taif, Saudi Arabia, which is the last place I had lived while there. So the buildup for war to free Kuwait began.



The air war and the bombing all led up to D-Day which turned out to be February 24, 1991. It was well known that Iraq was the fourth largest army in the world, short supply lines, the best equipment the Russians could provide, they possessed plenty of chemical and biological weapons, and they had 4,500 tanks and the vaunted Republican Guard. All had recent battle experience in the Iran-Iraq War of the 'eighties. Our military was seventh in size. But we were still the best, and the deadliest fighting force on the planet.



I think you have to have lived for some years as I did in Saudi Arabia to realize this, but the prevailing winds are from north to south. They come down from Iran across the Arabian Gulf and when they are really strong they are called a 'shamal'. Shamal means North in Arabic.



It would be the mission of the First and Second Marine Divisions to liberate Kuwait. The US Army and our coalition partners were to swing left and kill the Republican Guard. Cut them off at the Euphrates River and annihilate them. But Saddam had set up the Line Of Death across the border with Kuwait. It would be the Mother of All Battles. There were minefields, barbed wire, trenches filled with oil and gasoline, and every inch of it zeroed in for their artillery, mortars and machine guns. It had to be breached and Marine General Walt Boomer called for volunteers to form Task Force Ripper. Every marine knew it was a suicide mission.

But they volunteered anyway.



Weather is critical in an invasion. You need clear weather for close air support. The weather guys had promised the generals three days of fair weather from the 24th on.



But there was a miracle in the making, but none knew it then. I am going to quote Molly Moore on this, just to back me up. She was the New Delhi bureau chief of the Washington Post newspaper and was with General Walt Boomer every day. She wrote an excellent book, "A Woman at War". She says "the Omega High-the weather watchers' guarantee of clear skies-had shifted unexpectedly. A jet stream was funneling a swath of thunderstorms across the Red Sea, over the Arabian Peninsula and through Africa. The ground forces were kicking off the ground attack facing the worst three days of weather since the war began, which seemed par for the course. The last month had brought the nastiest weather recorded on the Arabian Peninsula in fourteen years." End quote.



"Major General Royal Moore stepped outside of his trailer, which faced SouthEast and felt a cold, moist wind in his face." What was happening was that the wind had shifted 180 degrees and now was blowing south to north. What that meant is that the Iraqi artillery could not fire chemical shells at us as it would blow back to them. Miracle Number One. Now what I haven't told you is that in our planning we anticipated the Iraqis would use their chemical weapons and we would take thousands dead. Who could even calculate what biological weapons would do to us.



And then it started to rain. Rain is rare on the Arabian Peninsula but this was heavy rain. What it was doing was filling the trenches with water and washing the sand off the top of most of the land mines planted on the Line of Death. Miracle Number Two.



Chaplains came in from the fleet and our Chaplain Gary went forward to lead prayers with the marines of Task Force Ripper. Many gave him their last letters home to mail knowing they would never see another sunrise.



By 4 AM Recon Marines had penetrated the Line and were sending back information. So when Task Force Ripper blasted through the Line of Death, mines were exposed, the gasoline wouldn't light and the Iraqis fled. As I recall, not one of them died that day. The First and Second Marine Division poured through the breach and liberated Kuwait twenty-four hours ahead of schedule.



Now what was interesting, the Gulf Times, published in Dubai, has a weather map on the front page. There are little circles with numbers and arrows which point wind direction and velocity. All across the Gulf the wind was pretty much north to south, but only in the combat zone, the arrows point south to north. Miracles do happen.



Harold K. Strunk, DrPH

Captain, MSC

US Navy Reserve, Retired

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