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From
Friends
The "From Friends" segment is about ... just things, things that are exactly that ...
from friends. Some contribute as often as possible. Some come to contribute, hear
and their. We appreciate it all. Call it: good effort. Some of the Things From Friends
are serious and meaningful, some are silly. Some are joking, some are very pointed
(only to be met at their funniest side). Some are for a more mature audience. Always
they will make you think some thing. That's what happens from friends.
This is from Kali - Kali's Corner - Nice message in this one. It speaks for itself. You will like it. The
refrigerator is a lot of fun. (Oh, and sometimes we will tell you who what is from. Sometimes we will not. You
usually find out why when you get there.)
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his
wheelchair ? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words the driver tried to swallow the rapidly
swelling lump in his throat. He lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen
handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be
okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the
man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
THE BRICK
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new
Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he
saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door.
He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag up to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry
driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
"What was that all about and who are you ? Just what the heck are you doing ? That's a new car and that
brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it ?"
The young boy was apologetic. "Please, Mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," he
pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop." With tears dripping down his face and off his
chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb
and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered
to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message "Don't go through life so
fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention !"
The Universe whispers in our ear and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, it
has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen ... or not.

Thought for the Day:
If The Universe had
a refrigerator, your
picture would be on
it. If it had a wallet,
your photo would be
in it. It sends you
flowers every spring.
And it sends you a
sunrise every
morning. Face it
friend, The Universe
is crazy about you !
I didn't know this, did you ? From Edwin --

A 26-year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave
to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). Not sure how long he set the timer
for. He wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the oven off he removed the cup from
the oven. As he looked into the cup he noted that the water was not boiling, but suddenly the water in
the cup "blew up" into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand. The water had
flown out into his face due to the build up of energy. His whole face was blistered and he has 1st and
2nd degree burns to his face which may leave scarring. This man also may have lost partial sight in his
left eye. While at the hospital the doctor who was attending to him said that this is a fairly common
occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this
manner, something should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy such as: a wooden stir stick, tea
bag, etc. (nothing metal). However, it is always a much safer choice to boil water in a tea kettle.
GENERAL ELECTRIC's RESPONSE:
Thanks for contacting us, I will be happy to assist you. The e-mail that you received is correct.
Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach the boiling point. They can
actually get superheated and not bubble at all. The superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when
it is moved or when something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it. To prevent this from happening and
causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than two minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand
in the microwave for thirty seconds before moving it or adding anything into it.

Here is what our local science teacher had to say on the matter: "Thanks for the microwave warning.
I have seen this happen before. It is caused by a phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur
anytime water is heated and will particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is new or
when heating a small amount of water (less than half a cup). What happens is that the water heats
faster than the vapor bubbles can form. If the cup is very new then it is unlikely to have small surface
scratches inside it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the bubbles cannot form and release
some of the heat that has built up, the liquid does not boil and the liquid continues to heat up well past
its boiling point. What then usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred which is just enough
of a shock to cause the bubbles too rapidly form and expel the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles
is also why a carbonated beverage spews when opened after having been shaken." If you pass this on
... you could very well save someone from pain, injury, and -- suffering. So ... pass it on.
And you think you've had a
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