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April, 2010

Micro Musings…

NY April 10

“This bacteria devours
human bank accounts.”



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Assists in the identification of Haemophilus, Cardiobacterium, Suttonella, and other fastidious bacteria. Results in 2 – 4 hours.

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Think about it…

The Thinker

  • Why do people constantly return to the
    refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
  • Why is it that a plastic bag will never open from the end that you first try to open?
  • How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
  • You’re in heaven and God sneezes…what would you say?

Foot in Mouth Disease

Quotes they
wish you’d forget…

Miss alabama

“I would like to live forever, because we should not live forever,
because if we were ever supposed to live forever, then we would live
forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live

~ Miss Alabama, 1994 , when asked
“If you could live forever,
would you, and why?”


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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it
must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”


– James Madison

the fourth president of the United States and the “Father of the Constitution”.

What organism lives in trees

and is responsible for the recent
fatal outbreak in Oregon?


Hint: There is no vaccine and no preventive measures that can be taken.

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Seeing is Believing?


Optical Illusion april 10

See a larger image?
Hint: Move back a little and squint your eyes.


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

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HardyCHROM Candida

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Wisdom to ponder…


William Shakespeare

English poet and playwright
1564 ~ 1616

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

“The object of art is to give life a shape.”

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows
himself to be a fool.”

“The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”

“They do not love that do not show their love.”

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some
achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant
never taste of death but once.”

“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a
good deed in a naughty world.”

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing
wherewith we fly to heaven.”

“In time we hate that which we often fear.”

“Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them,
they want everything.”

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night
the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

“What is past is prologue.”

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other
name would smell as sweet.”

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”


Rubes april 10

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

Warning: Pun Zone Ahead

baseball hit

  • I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger….then it hit
  • Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

  • Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat
    said to the other, ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’

  • The coffee tasted like mud…it was ground only a few minutes ago.