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THE VANILLA SOLUTION Some years ago the president of the Pontiac Division of General Motors received the following letter: “This is the second time I’ve written you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because what I have to say sounds kind of crazy. But it is a fact that we have a …

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A REAL PROBLEM IN ARITHMETIC In an arithmetic class, the teacher gave her students a problem to solve that involved fractions: “Suppose that, in a family of five children, the mother had but four eggs to divide among them. How could she do it evenly?” Silence reigned. Everybody calculated diligently. Most of the class were …

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COPING WITH OUR PROBLEMS The most distressing aspect of the modern world is not the gravity of its problems: there have been worse problems in the past. It is the dampening of the human spirit that causes many people, especially in the countries of the Western civilization, to lose their pride in being human and …

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FRONDS & ENEMAS A skeptical anthropologist was cataloging South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal brujo who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of constipation. When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the brujo looked him in the eye and said, “Let me tell …

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SOLVE IT Thomas J. Watson Jr., former head of IBM believed that solving problems quickly was essential to making progress. “Solve it,” he declared. “Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying …

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RAISE THE FENCE OR LOCK THE GATE Our attempts at avoiding temptation are not always successful as we take half-hearted measures in dealing with our sin. At times we may want to question our avoidance strategies. A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the …

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DEAL WITH THE SOURCE Two farmers were fascinated by a booth where little celluloid balls bobbed on top of water jets. Customers were offered substantial prizes if they succeeded in shooting any one of the balls off its perch. One of the farmers spent six quarters in a vain effort to pick off one ball. …

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CAR PROBLEM RSCTIVES A computer salesman, a hardware engineer, and a software engineer are driving in a car together. Suddenly the right rear tire blows out, and the car rolls to a stop. The three men get out of the car to investigate. The salesman ‘tsk-tsks’ sadly. “Time to buy a new car!” he announces. …

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RECURSIVE PARADOX Epimenides–seventh century B.C.–once made a long pilgrimage to meet Buddha. (Editor’s Note: I am not sure how he did that since Buddha probably lived in the sixth century B.C.) When he finally met him, Epimenides said, “I have come to ask a question. What is the best question that can be asked, and …

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NAILING THE PAIN A construction worker from Lehighton, Pennsylvania recently cut off his hand with a power saw while working in a basement. The pain quickly became so great that he shot a dozen nails in his skull with a pneumatic nail gun in order to try and ease the pain from his other injury. …

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ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS “I beg your pardon,” said the man returning to his seat in the theater, “but did I step on your toes when I left?” “You certainly did!” answered the annoyed patron. The man turned to his companion. “Honey, come on through,” he said, “We’re in the right row!” From INK, Inc.

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