Don't Know © 2003
y body is a temple, and I
am being tempted to wor-
As we grow, we should be more aware
of the wonderful machines that are our
bodies. Some of the following should
help you increase your awareness and at
the same time cause you to ask, "So
MANELLO what?" If that's the case, then I have
succeeded in bringing you another
episode of the get-a-life club.
• It is a fact that your body is
creating and killing 15 million
red blood cells per second. (Why not consid-
er donating some of that blood?)
• Human teeth are almost as hard as
rocks. (Then why is my dentist smiling all
the way to the bank?)
• Each of us is born with 300 bones;
but when we get to be adults, we only
have 206. (At my age, that just means a
few less to worry about being broken.)
• Human thighbones are stronger
than concrete. (But daily doses of calci-
um can't hurt.)
• Your heart beats over 100,000
times a day. (On Feb. 14, you can
expect to add at least another 1,000 if
you're a sentimentalist.)
• For those of us concerned about
weight, we should realize that during
our lifetimes, we will eat about 60,000
pounds of food: the weight of six ele-
phants. Note that smelling bananas and-
or green apples (smelling, not eating) can
help you lose weight. However, a hard-
working adult can sweat up to 4 gallons per day; most
it evaporates before we even realize that it is there,
• The next time you are wondering about why we
catch colds, stop to realize that a sneeze travels out of a
mouth at over 100 mph. (Another reason to bless the
inventor of the facial tissue.)
• Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue
print is different. (So if you consid-
ered licking someone to death,
think again about getting
away with it.) And a fetus
develops fingerprints at 18
• Fingernails grow
nearly four times
faster than toenails.
(And polish manu-
• Humans blink
times a year. (And
this? There's a
Now that you
are more aware of
the shrine that is
your body, pass
along some of
these tidbits and
you'll soon be cred-
ited with being the
next best thing to
sleeping pills. r7
fter centuries of no
changes, four significant
days of commemoration
were added in the 20th
century to the Jewish yearly calendar
in Israel and most diaspora Jewish
communities. Can you name them?
inamniaD tu*imisniaik woA
(Aup aptiapuadapui Reis') anuulzaveH
woA (Ect r upoumw Tams')
uareTzeli wok :(CEp aDITEICIUMUMX
isnepoioH) trotigH 11.10A LIWASIIV
"I was in favor of America's military
intervention in Iraq because Saddam's
violations of human rights had to be
stopped. Iraq must reform. It must
become a democracy"
— Elie Wiesel, 74, Nobel Peace Prize
winner, Holocaust survivor and novelist,
quoted in Walter Scott's Personality
Parade in Parade magazine.
My poor girlfriend Gittel who got
A get* isn't feeling so hot.
She wept, "Woe am I!
He wasn't getry.**
I'll get him for all that he's got!
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
* Jewish divorce
"When I light Shabbat candles, I pray for my family to be happy and healthy and
also for peace in Israel. I help my daughter pray the traditional prayers, but also try
to think of all the things she would like to ask God and thank God."
— Libby Berke, West Bloomfield, mother
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Friday, Aug. 15, 8:16 p.m.
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Saturday, Aug. 23, 9:08 p.m.
A dumpling, usually made of matzah
meal and usually served in chicken
soup — often on Friday night and
generally at the Passover seder.
Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish
by Leo Calvin Rosten, edited by
Lawrence Bush, copyright 2001, by
the Rosten Family LLC. Used by per-
mission of the Rosten Family LLC.