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Nothing Personal by Marla Cull

(Source: Reader's Digest, September 2004)

If you've got children who spend a lot of time online, paste this advice on "privacy protection" near your computer:


Never give your screen name, user ID or password to friends;


Don't give away your last name, home address or phone number;


If something or someone on a website makes you uncomfortable, tell your parents.

For more information on how to keep your family safe online, visit www.consumerprivacyguide.org


Read this sentence

"Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years"

How many F's in the sentence? Count only once.

Click here for answer.

Paper & Pencil Challenge

Imagine you have a strip of paper 3 cm wide and 1 meter long. You must join the ends to make a ring and then draw a pencil line along the middle of the strip all round the ring on both sides of the paper. But you are not allowed to lift the pencil from the paper or let the line stray from the middle and go over the edge.

How do you do it? Solution here.


Days of the Week

The names of the days in English are derived from the Saxon names, which used the names of Norse gods.

Sunday:              Sun's Day

Monday:             Moon's Day

Tuesday:            Twi's Day (or Tyr, god of war)

Wednesday:       Woden''s Day (or Odin, the chief Norse god)

Thursday:           Thor's Day (Odin's son, god of thunder)

Friday:                Frigg's Day (wife of Odin, queen of the gods)

Sunday:              Seterne's Day (derived from the Latin god Saturn)



This Baby Can Talk

A baby was born who was so advanced, he could talk. He looked around the delivery room and saw the doctor.

"Are you the doctor?" he asked. "Yes I am," replied the doctor. The baby said,  "Thank you for taking such good care of me during birth."

He looked at his mother and asked, "Are you my mother?" "Yes I am," she said. "Thank you for taking such good care of me before I was born," he said.

He then looked at his father and asked, "Are you my father?" "Yes I am," his father answered. The baby motioned him close, then poked him on the forehead with his finger several times saying, "I want you to know that HURTS!"


Children seldom misquote.  In fact they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.  ~ Author Unknown ~

First Grade Proverbs

A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that these are first graders...

Better to be safe than - punch a 5th grader.

Strike while - the bug is close.

It's always darkest before - Daylight Saving Time.

Never underestimate the power of - termites.

You can lead a horse to water but - how?

Don't bite the hand that - looks dirty.

No news is - impossible.

A miss is as good as a - Mr.

You can't teach an old dog new - math.

If you lie down with dogs, you'll - stink in the morning.

Love all, trust - me.

The pen is mightier than the - pigs.

An idle mind is - the best way to relax.

Where there's smoke there's - pollution.

Happy the bride who - gets all the presents.

A penny saved is - not much.

Two's company, three's - the Musketeers.

Don't put off till tomorrow what - you put on to go to bed.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and..... you have to blow your nose.

There are none so blind as - Stevie Wonder.

Children should be seen and not - spanked or grounded.

If at first you don't succeed - get new batteries.

You get out of something only what you - see in the picture on the box.

When the blind leadeth the blind - get out of the way.

And the favorite: Better late than - pregnant!!!!


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Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.  ~ William Stafford ~

Wise Advice from Children

"Everyone has feelings, except for snakes and principals."

 Donna Maria G, age 9

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and the world laughs at you."

 Rob P, age 8

"If life gives you nothing but lemons, make up a better shopping list for it."

 Steven B, age 8

"Moses came down with the Ten Amendments, which were God's Bill of Wrongs."

 Susie F., age 7

"Doctors automatically know what's wrong with you. They have a sick sense."

 Beau M., age 10

"My dog had worms. I think he was going fishing."

 Emma B., age 4


A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice especially when she's taking a nap.  ~ Author Unknown ~


Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is different from having your first.

Your Clothes

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.


Preparing for the Birth

1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.


The Layette

1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?



1st baby: At the first sign of distress - a whimper, a frown-you pick up the baby.

2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby: You teach your 3-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.



1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.



1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.

3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.



1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.


Going Out

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home 5 times.

2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.

3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.


At Home

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.


Swallowing Coins

1st child: when first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.

2nd child: when 2nd child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for coin to pass.

3rd child: when 3rd child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!!


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Real Answers

These are real answers given by children.

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.


Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.


Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.


Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.


Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.


Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.


Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.


Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.


Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen).
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A,E,I,O and U.


Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.


Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Nearby.


Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarean Section"
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in Rome.


Q: What does the word "benign" mean?
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.




Finished files....

There are six F's in the sentence. A person of average intelligence finds 3. If you spotted 4 or 5, you are above average. If you got 6, you are a genius. Many people forget the F in "of". The human brain tends to see them as V's and not F's.

Paper & Pencil Challenge

Give one end of the strip just half a turn before joining the ends so that the ring has a slight twist in it. When you draw your line on it, the paper will seem to have one side only.


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 13 June 2009