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Hardy’s

Micro~Bytes

July2009


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Brainteasers

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Here’s some more to tickle your gray matter.


What is LOVE?

Cupid

Children seem to have
the best definitions…


“Love is that first feeling you get
before all the bad stuff gets in
the way.”

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume
and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other.”

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee
for my daddy and she takes a sip
before giving it to him, to make sure
the taste is ok.”

“Love is when someone hurts you.
And you get so mad but you don’t
yell at him because you know it
would hurt his feelings.”

“Love is what’s in the room with you
at Christmas if you stop opening
presents for a minute and look around.”

“Love is like a little old woman and a
little old man who are still friends even
after they know each other so well.”

“I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old
clothes and has to go out and buy
new ones.”

“You have to fall in love before you
get married. Then when you’re
married, you just sit around and
read books together.”

“Love is when mommy sees daddy on
the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s
gross.”

“When you love somebody, your
eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you.”

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt,then he wears iteveryday.”

“When you’re born and see your mommy
for the first time.  That’s love.”

“When my grandmother got arthritis,
she couldn’t bend over and paint
her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her
all the time, even when his hands
got arthritis too. That’s love.”

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • Whatwas the best thing before sliced bread?
  • Whydo we call it a hot water heater if the water is already hot?
  • Doradioactive cats have 18 half-lives?
  • Ifyou throw a cat out a car window does it become kitty litter?

Foot in Mouth Disease
Quotes they
wish you would forget…

Greenspan

“I guess I should warn you: If I turn out to be particularlyclear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I said.”

– Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan

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How Gram Stains and illegal drugs are related…

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Can the use of Iodine in the Lab be a Criminal Offense?

What microbiologists need to know about the new iodineregulations from the DEA…
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Seeing is Believing?

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Did you know that all numbers can be created
by using only the twodigits eight and four?

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“Believe half of what you see and none of what youhear.”

Wisdom to ponder…

Socrates

Socrates

470BC~ 399BC

ClassicalGreek Philosopher

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“Be as you wish to seem.”

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

“As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will,he will be sure to repent.”

“Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy;if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect thesoul with evil.”

“It is not living that matters, but living rightly.”

“Let him that would move the world first move himself.”

“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knowsbest what is good for us.”

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be whatwe pretend to be.”

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little weunderstand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

“Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eatand drink only to live.”

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is thatI know nothing.”

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Rubes
You can find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor by
clicking here for a daily Rubes cartoon.

Signs ofour times….

Weather stn
Sometimes simple is better.

Principlesfor better government…

Y ou cannotstrengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

Y ou cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

Y ou cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wagepayer down.

Y ou cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting classhatred.

Y ou cannot build character and courage by taking awaypeople’s initiative and independence.

Y ou cannot help people permanently by doing for them, whatthey could and should do for themselves.

….William Boetcker