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    Fascinating Facts From Biology

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now, that's...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    Jul 6, 2011

    Wooden Spoon

    A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

    To My Child

      To My Child  Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    Everyone Is Precious

    "Look at the birds in the sky. They don't work, they only fly, wandering around but they are alive. How do they survive? It's because God takes care of every living creature here on earth, big and small. You are precious than the birds.' Someone said this to me when I was really...
    1PrincessKai 1PrincessKai
    41-45, F
    Apr 12, 2011

    INTERESTING Facts

          THE FACTS     Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids  already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally  retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2008

    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jul 13, 2013

    The Cab Ride.......

    (This was sent to me and I wanted to share it.)   So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2008
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 24, 2015

    AIG Bail Out

    An e-mail from T. J. Birkenmeier (makes sense to me)   I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" Dividend.   To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    Life In The 1500's

    Every once in a while I get some e-mails that contain something I find very interesting.  Hereunder follows one of these.  I cannot say for certain how accurate the information is,  but,  given some thought,  seems quite plausible.  However,  whatever is stated as "fact...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    How Many Do You Remember?

    Start counting: 01. Candy cigarettes 02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. 03. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles. 04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes 05. Blackjack chewing gum 06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with Cardboard stoppers...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    Sep 2, 2011

    The Stranger

      The Stranger   A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting  newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    Five (5) Lessons

                  1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.            During my second month of college, our professor            gave us a pop quiz. I...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 2, 2008

    Something to Think About

    One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2008

    Voting

    One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut.  After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The florist is pleased and leaves the shop.   When the barber goes to open his shop...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 5, 2008

    I'm Glad You're In My Dash

    I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone From the beginning...to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    Jun 24, 2011

    How Did We Ever Survive?

    Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat. Our baby cribs were painted with bright...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    Jun 5, 2012

    A Letter From Jesus About Christmas --

    A Letter from Jesus about Christmas --    It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2009

    The Charles Schulz Philosophy

    (This is  marvelous!!  Read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)  The  following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz,  the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic *****.You don't have to actually answer the questions.  Just ponder on them.Just read them through,  and you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 5, 2011

    In the face of great suffering,

    attempts to rationalise can be counterproductive. Usually the most positive thing you can do is to put an arm around the person and ‘mourn with those who mourn’ (Romans 12:15), entering their suffering and participating as far as you are able.
    itcheru itcheru
    22-25, F
    Jan 31

    Who Am I ?

    Dear Doctor, My father and I lived in our apartment and we had a radio and TV.  My father was a widower and I was unmarried.  Beneath us lived a widow and her daughter and they had neither radio nor TV.  They came to visit us often and consequently I fell in love with the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011

    Coffee

    You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    How Old Is Grandma ??

    One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.  The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.  The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 18, 2011

    Related Experiences

    I've always thought it important to know when something is ending. To know and fully experience something for the last time, even while it is happening. To properly dance that very...
    GlassDog GlassDog
    36-40
    4 Responses Apr 21
    Okay here goes nothing.. 1. I'm 19, I'm a proud single mom to my son. 2. I go to college and also I bartend and own a tattoo shop 3. I eat super fast. Whenever I go out to eat with...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21
    I havee. I can't say they are my best friends now, but when they were, oh boy did we do some stupid stuff! I think it's only right I end my time here on EP with a positive, fun...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    Dear my EP diary, Thanks for being like a diary to me, with the couple of accounts I did have and then deleted because I felt too embarrassed of the content I allowed strangers to...
    QueenofIceandRoses QueenofIceandRoses
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    1. I LOVE writing novels. 2. I LOVE speaking in many different languages. 3. My favourite food is escalope (Wiener Schnitzel) with citron and chips. 4. I like sweets (especially...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    # 19. Before this ends, I'd love to tell 10 more things about myself. 1. My biggest goal or ambition is to provide for the needy. If earning money is the way to do it, then I...
    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    Since today is the last day of being able to post for the foreseeable future, I thought I should let everybody know a few things about me. 1) I love the great outdoors. I could...
    HaleyAnnabelle HaleyAnnabelle
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I guess being in a relationship wasn't in the cards for me to begin with. Just more of a fantasy and a never ending hope that isn't going to come true. I've never been on a date or...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    I am an old broken man who fell in love with a beautiful young woman. I have written so much about how she has changed me with just talking here and thru texts. Thing is I havent...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Apr 19
    OK, I'll do one of these too. WTH LOL! 1. I am a Capricorn. If that matters to you... 2. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm the MC for the workplace costume contest. We get...
    haniazed haniazed
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Apr 18
    Mom always says I'm just like my dad. Until recently I didn't see what she thought was so alike. He's way heavier than me, his skin is white, not brown like mine. Only physical...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    Apr 18
    I'm so sad that EP is ending but when good things end you find better things like Anomo
    LauraBowker LauraBowker
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Learn new things........................
    gowthamiv gowthamiv
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 18
    By the time you are done with a narcissistic person you will find that all along while you were unaware of their true nature they were destroying you as much as possible from...
    butterflyskye butterflyskye
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Just talking to a friend... I have a new job temporarily just picking up food. Sometimes people can be rude when they see you are a courier. The worst one was like just get your...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    1. i'd like to die only to see if there's afterlife (too bad if there isn't) 2. most of my clothes are black but i don't really like that color 3. i realized in junior high school...
    daddyleoreo daddyleoreo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I have a teen age daughter that is getting ready to move away for school and it breaks my heart. We have always been so close and over the course of the last year we have had so...
    Helpless24 Helpless24
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    Sometimes I keep too many things to myself. I know by sharing these things it would be disastrous so I keep it all in. I am the type of person that knows more than I let on but...
    EscapingUrLies EscapingUrLies
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I don't really get it. Things had been going fine and then it was like a shadow crept over me and suddenly I was caught up in tough times that were previously only going on around...
    DanceOfBlades DanceOfBlades
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    Trash talking can be fun, especially when it's like a roast war or something. I don't mind when people trash talk me too, but what does bother me is when people trash me for stuff...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I think we can learn from everyone. Some people help us see different perspectives which allow us to change or modify our own views on things. Other people make us aware of or...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    Cute boys are on the top of my list of cute things I like. Also puppies
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Apr 15
    great..tumko hug karne ka baat pe bhi chhid hua..I don't know if there is anything about me that u accept..i don't know if there is any way by which u will ever be better...kaise...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    In the spirit of EP closing soon (😢), here are ten things that you all may not have known about me: 1. I once aspired to be a trash truck driver. Of course this was when I was...
    DrPepperLuvr82 DrPepperLuvr82
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    "For what it's worth.. It's never too late, or in my case to early, to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same...
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Hey guys, if you look at this picture of me, what are the first 3 things / words coming into you mind? Be honest on this as I'd really like to know because it's always...
    MisteryPrincess MisteryPrincess
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 13
    1. I'm an actual 90's baby, born in '92. Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you were born after '97, then you just don't count. 2. I have no filter. Seriously. Sometimes I'll say...
    2byoung 2byoung
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Constant troll war after troll war. It was just so irritating and annoying as heck, to be made the butt of the joke by some obviously moronic internet trolls who tried to harass...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    Okay, so, this guy was ******* me off, telling me to tell where I came from. Now, I'm all about privacy. I try to keep myself safe as possible. Not even my closest friends know any...
    regretti regretti
    13-15
    Apr 12
    I'm so bored right now I'm going to do this. 1) I am Chinese but I don't speak the language #dishonouronmyfamily 2) I tend to overthink things, which is why posts like these are...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12
    Another day passes by..and I am as lazy and low as ever..i don't really have anyone with whom I can talk about everything on my mind..but then I think I shouldn't talk about...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    My neighbor has her shoe closet so organized, I was like WOW!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    If you know me well, you would know that I'm very sensitive. I take things to the heart all the time and I don't know why. I'm just really loving, and I do cry a lot, but only when...
    giaglitz giaglitz
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    ?You could be doing everything right: working, cooking, cleaning, great sex?everything. But if it?s for the wrong man, that still won?t be enough to keep him. "Remember this: a...
    DeathThrone DeathThrone
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 11
    Sometimes, yeah, I do. My partner has bpd and has a lot of paranoia about things like whether I really love them or not. Sometimes I feel like it's a reflection of myself, like...
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Apr 11
    I've spent most of my life . people don't like me because I chose to be my own personal and not who they wanted me to be. I was never invited to things and people often avoided me...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
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