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For centuries people went through life with only one name. As the population grew and more people shared the same name, it became necessary to add descriptive information about which John or Mary was being discussed. That’s when surnames were added. Sur comes from the Latin super and means ‘above and beyond.’ Come along with Tidbits as we consider names.

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● Many surnames began as physical descriptions of a person: Black, White, Little, Longfellow. Some described their personal qualities: Smart, Swift, Armstrong, Truman. Many described occupations: Cook, Baker, Butler, Carpenter, Farmer, Taylor, Weaver. Some described where the person lived: Wood, River, Churchill. Some described who the person was related to: Johnson, Peterson, Anderson. ● Taxes had a big factor in the naming of people. Nobody wanted to pay taxes twice, so names and identities needed to be clear. By the 1300s it was normal for everybody to have two names. Names, just like all other words, pass from one language into the next and travel from country to country. When any word passes into a new language, it usually changes a bit. A massive name-changing occurred when foreigners speaking strange languages arrived in America at the desks of tired government clerks whose job was to write their names down in English. Difficult names were frequently Americanized on the spot.

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SURNAME SYSTEMS ● In Germany there are laws regulating which names may be used, and names entered into the official record must be kept for life. German law also states that a woman must take her husband’s name upon marriage. The Roman Catholic Church requires that a baby be named after a saint. ● Until 1804, Jews of eastern Europe and Russia were known only by their first names and the name of their father: Yaakov was his first name and his father’s name was Yitzhak, so his name was Yaakov ben Yitzhak. (Ben means ‘son of.’) Therefore, no name was kept for more than a single generation. Czar Alexander I forced Jews to acquire permanent surnames in order to aid in tax collection and the draft of Jewish soldiers. ● In Slavic languages, suffixes -vitch and -ov mean ‘descendent of’ and many names end in those: Ivanovitch and Chekov. German and Austrian Jews used the ending -sohn, which also means ‘son of’ such as Mendelsohn. ● In Sweden it was standard for sons to be given a first name followed by a surname of their father’s first name with -son added on. When Lars Carlson had a son named Erik, his name became Erik Larson. Erik Larson’s son Peter became Peter Erikson. Peter Erikson’s son John became John Peterson, etc. ● The Hispanic tradition is to give the child his given name and follow it with the father’s surname and then the mother’s maiden name. ● When the slaves were freed they were required to pick out surnames for themselves. Many adopted their previous owner’s names, and some picked out names of people they admired. Booker T. Washington and George Washington were greatly admired by blacks, so many took on the name of Washington. Today 4/5ths of the people named Washington are black.

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SURNAME SYSTEMS ● In Scotland it was customary for the mother’s maiden name to become the child’s middle name. After becoming common as middle names, they frequently became used as first names, including such names as Sidney, Howard, Percy, Scott, and Grant. ● The Seminole Indians chose three names for each person. The first name described the person’s temperament. The second name described their physical appearance. The third name linked them to an animal. Typical names would be Crazy-Round-Beaver or Wise-TallBear. ● There are about a billion Chinese living in China, yet they share only about 1,000 surnames. The most popular are Wong, Lee, Chang, and Ho. POPULAR NAMES ● The Social Security Administration lists about 1.3 million different family names. Onethird of them occur only once in the nation. Others are more popular. For instance, ‘Smith’ originally meant any craftsman who used a hammer: metal workers, wood carvers, and stone masons. The German word for smith is Schmidt; in Italian it’s Ferrari; in Polish it’s Kowalski; in Gaelic it’s McGowan. The Jim Smith Society was established in 1969. It has annual meetings of people named Jim Smith. ● Cohen (‘priest’) is the most common Jewish surname in the U.S. In New York City, there are more Cohens than there are Smiths. Rodriguez (‘son of Rodrigo’) is the most common Hispanic name, followed by Gonzalez (‘son of Gonzalo’), Garcia, (‘brave in battle’) and Lopez (from ‘lupus’ meaning wolf). The most common Irish names are Murphy (‘the seafighter’), Kelly (‘the contentious one’), Sullivan (‘the black-eyed one’), Ryan (‘little king’), Dun (‘brown’), Burke (‘dweller at the fort’), Riley (‘playful’), and O’Brien (‘hill’).

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● On Sept. 22, 1554, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez Coronado, his health badly deteriorated from injuries and the toll of his strenuous travels, dies. Coronado explored much of the southwestern United States, but never found the fabled Seven Cities of Gold he had sought for decades, and died believing that he had been a shameful failure. ● On Sept. 21, 1780, during the American Revolution, American Gen. Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled, and Arnold, a former American hero, became synonymous with the word "traitor." ● On Sept. 19, 1827, after a duel turns into an all-out brawl, Jim Bowie kills a banker in Alexandria, La., with an early version of his famous Bowie knife. The actual inventor of the Bowie knife, however, was probably not Jim Bowie, but rather his equally belligerent brother, Rezin Bowie. ● On Sept. 16, 1893, the largest land run in history begins with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans. With a single shot from a pistol, the mad dash began. ● On Sept. 20, 1960, California hot rodder Mickey Thompson takes another shot at the world landspeed record. Although he only managed to coax his streamlined Challenger up to about 378 mph on his first run and 368 mph on the second, his speedy trips across the Bonneville Salt Flats won worldwide fame for the car and its driver. ● On Sept. 18, 1974, actress Doris Day, one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s and '60s, wins a $22.8 million malpractice suit against her former lawyer. After the death of her third husband, Martin Melcher, in 1968, she discovered that her $20 million in life savings had disappeared. ● On Sept. 17, 1983, 20-year-old Vanessa Williams becomes the first black to win the Miss America crown. Williams later launched a successful singing and acting career, including a featured role on the hit television sitcom "Ugly Betty."

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● The last country in the world to get telephones was the South Asian nation of Bhutan, and both television and the Internet were banned there until 1999. Incidentally, Bhutan also is the only nation in the world in which the well-being of the citizens is so important that the government measures the country's Gross National Happiness. ● Those who study such things say that whale songs rhyme. ● This is probably the time of year when you're most likely to see examples of didaskaleinophobia in action -- that's a fear of going to school. ● If you're like 98 percent of Americans, you think you're a better driver than everyone else on the road. ● The next time you make a family trip to Yellowstone National Park, keep in mind that as you walk through the seemingly peaceful scenery and view the iconic geysers, you're actually walking on top of a supervolcano. Just 5 miles beneath the surface is a giant magma chamber, 37 miles long and 25 miles wide. ● It's traditional in Germany to shatter lots of dishes before a couple gets married. The couple, of course, has to work together to clean up the mess. Thought for the Day: "For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-notworth-knowing." -- Henry Louis Mencken


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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 ORIGINS OF NAMES ● The Irish prefixes O’, Fitz-, Mc-, and Mac- preceeding a name mean ‘descendent of.’ The Dutch Van- (as in VanGogh) means ‘from,’ and Vander- (as in Vanderbuilt) means ‘from the.’ The German version is Von (VonTrapp). The French du- also means ‘of’ or ‘from.’ DuPont means ‘of the bridge;’ DuBois means ‘from the woods.’ ● A man with brown hair, brown eyes, or a brown complexion might be named Brown in England; Bruno in Italy; Dun or Dunne in Ireland; or Braun in Germany. ● The German name Schuster meant shoemaker; Spangler meant tinsmith; Zimmerman was a carpenter; and Schwarz meant black. ● In old England, Kellogg was a person who killed hogs, Clark was a clerk, Coleman used charcoal, and Mr. Peck lived on a peak. ● The person in charge of the food and drink in the great hall of a castle might be named Hall. The dispenser of provisions at an estate was often named Spencer. ● Roosevelt meant rose field, and Rockefeller is a corruption of the German Roggenfelder, meaning rye field. ● The Welch words Ap Rhys, meaning son of Rhys, was shortened and Americanized to Price. Leo Tolstoy’s last name meant ‘fat’ in Russian. Mr. may have anNESS? ancestor WANT TOSinclair RUN YOUR OWNhad BUSI from the French town of St. Clair. Publish a Paper in Your Area If You Can Provide: Sales Experience ·A Computer · ● DesktopWhen the majority of the population was Publishing Software · A Reasonable Financial Investment illiterate, relied onfor signboards We shopkeepers provide the opportunity success! with pictures on them to tell people what business Call 1.800.523.3096 www.tidbitsweekly.com they were in. Many names came from the signs, including the German Rothschild, meaning ‘red signboard,’ and Weintraub, meaning ‘grape.’ ● Shakespeare’s name was spelled 83 different ways in his time.

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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 MADAM C.J. WALKER cont’d ● She began selling the product to her friends and neighbors, who recommended it to their friends and neighbors. ● Her hair straightener sold like proverbial hotcakes and soon she had trouble keeping up with all the orders. She began hiring people to help her sell the straightener as well as other beauty products she designed, in much the same way that Avon operates today. Her daughter took over the thriving mail-order business, running it out of a shop in Denver. ● In 1908, C.J. Walker moved to Pittsburgh where she opened a cosmetology college to train ‘hair culturists.’ Here she taught other impoverished black women how to support themselves by running their own hair salons. Two years later she moved to Indianapolis where she established the permanent headquarters of the Madam C.J Walker Manufacturing Company. ● She made another move in 1917 when she took up residence in a mansion on a New York estate on the Hudson River which had been designed by New York’s first licensed black architect. The house cost $250,000 to build, which would equal about $6 million in today’s dollars. ● She spent the rest of her life giving lectures, training women, and agitating for the rights of blacks. Many organizations benefited from her philanthropic tendencies, including the NAACP, the YMCA, and numerous schools, orphanages, and retirement homes. ● Madam C.J. Walker died in 1919 at the age of 51 due to problems with hypertension. Her daughter took over the presidency of the company. At the time of her death she was considered to be the wealthiest AfricanAmerican woman in U.S. history, and the very first self-made female millionaire.

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Online at www.lovemytidbits.com MADAM C.J. WALKER cont’d ● Years later, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed her to be the first woman ever to become a millionaire through her own efforts.

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● Studies have shown that people with odd or unusual names are more prone to psychosis and criminal behavior. Kids with common names (such as Michael or Jennifer) tend to be more popular and do better in school than those with undesirable names or names that are hard to spell or pronounce. ● In another study, school teachers were given essays to grade and were told they were written by students. Popular and unpopular names were randomly assigned as being the authors of the essays. The essays that were supposedly written by David, Mike, Lisa, and Karen received higher grades than identical essays “written” by Elmer, Hubert, or Bertha. ● History’s most popular and enduring names have been Mary, meaning ‘star of the sea,’ and John, meaning ‘gift of God.’ ● In England, the hundred most common boys’ names account for 94% of all boys’ names; and the most popular 100 girls’ names make up for 83% of the total. In some countries such as the West Indies and parts of Africa, people emphasize giving a child a name that no one has ever had before. ● The birth records of Pennsylvania showed that 160,000 children born in a recent year were given 12,774 different names. ● In the 1600s Puritans liked to pick inspirational names like Faint-Not, Stand-Fast, and Lord-Is-Nigh. Some popular names with these Puritan roots are Faith, Hope, Charity, Joy, Patience, and Prudence. ● David Carradine and his wife Barbara Hershey named their son Free. Free changed his name to Tom. ● There are about 2 million Toms worldwide. ● The name Ann is used ten time more often as a middle name than as a first name. ● Boys’ names shift in popularity at a slower rate than girls’ names do. ● In America the name is John; in France it’s Jean; in Spain it’s Juan; in Italy it’s Giovanni; in German it’s Johann; in Russian it’s Ivan; in Irish it’s Sean.


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1. Steely Dan, in 1978. It was featured in the film "FM" about the takeover of a radio station by disgruntled DJs. 2. Booker T. & the MGs, in 1969. The song was on the soundtrack for the film "Up Tight!" 3. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1965. But it wasn't until Johnny Rivers cut his own version in 1967 that the song hit the Top 10. 4. "In The Air Tonight." The song runs for more than five minutes, even in the film. 5. "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace (1974). The song tells of a shootout between gangster Al Capone and the Chicago police. A family is waiting to see if their loved one, a police officer, is among the dead.

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keeping onion slices intact. Place alongside Grilled Flank Steak on grill. 2. Meanwhile, in same bowl, combine tomatoes, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves. Gently toss to coat. Place on grill with onions. Cook vegetables 10 minutes or until browned and tender, turning once. 3. Arrange onions and tomatoes in alternating slices on 4 serving plates. Cut steak into thin slices against grain. Divide among plates along with lettuce. Crumble blue cheese over plates and drizzle with Classic Vinaigrette. Serves 4. ● Each serving: About 455 calories, 32g total fat (9g saturated), 69mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 15g total carbs, 4g dietary fiber, 28g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/.

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All Heartburn Meds Have Side Effects DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it true that those of us who have to take Prilosec every day are in danger of getting a bone fracture? Should we consider stopping it? -- Anon. ANSWER: We need to give readers a clue to what we're talking about. The subject is GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, something most call "heartburn." It's the eruption of stomach acid and digestive juices into the esophagus, a place not built to withstand those powerful fluids. Proton-pump inhibitors are the most effective suppressants of acid production. There are eight: Prilosec (omeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole) and Aciphex (rabeprazole). These medicines have made life livable for people who don't respond to other strategies or medicines for heartburn control. All effective medicines have side effects. A side effect of proton-pump inhibitors is weakening of the hip bone with possible fracture of it. It's not a common occurrence. When it happens, it happens to those who have taken high doses of these medicines for five to seven years. As a preventive step, take a proton-pump inhibitor at the lowest dose that controls symptoms and for the shortest time possible. You can resume taking it if and when heartburn returns. You also can try acid suppressants that don't have this side effect: Tums, Rolaids and Maalox. Don't eat foods

that cause you to have heartburn. Frequent offenders are excessive amounts of caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, fatty foods, citrus fruits and tomatoes. Or try a different family of acid suppressants. Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) and Tagamet (cimetidine) are examples. I wouldn't use the unapproved treatment mentioned in the letter you sent. It appears that its distributor is playing on exaggerated fear. The booklet on heartburn explains this illness and its treatment in detail. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 501W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 90-year-old senior in good health. I belong to an HMO. During my annual physical, I told the doctor I had some hemorrhoids. He insisted I get a colonoscopy. My family is ready to kill him for recommending this for someone 90 years old. I have refused the colonoscopy and received a letter stating that I would be responsible for any bills if I ever have a problem. Should I have this procedure? -- H.L. ANSWER: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a committee of recognized authorities, says people can stop having colonoscopies at age 75 if previous colonoscopies have been normal. It also says that people older than 85 should not be routinely advised to have a colonoscopy, because the danger of colon perforation during the exam is greater than their risk of dying from cancer. However, if older people have a life expectancy of 10 years and want to be screened, their wishes should be honored. Ask your doctor about other ways of detecting colon cancer. The fecal immunochemical test for blood is an example. Your stance is not unreasonable.

Every busy mom I know longs for a place of her own, a retreat from the day-to-day flurry of activities. No wonder 42-year-old Alice Wu-Cardona, mom of three, was thrilled to build a studio behind her house in south San Francisco as a getaway where she could create her colorful stainedglass-window art in peace and quiet. It wasn't too long after she settled into the space that 6-year-old Jaylyn asked if she could "do art" there, too. "All three of my children have different interests," says Alice. "Twelve-year-old Jenna has a passion for dancing and spends 14 hours a week at a dance company, while 9-year-old Joella is an avid swimmer and reader. Then along came Jaylyn, who is drawn to anything creative. How could I say 'no' when she wanted to have a table where she could draw, paint and sculpt alongside me?" she said. Now mother and daughter share the studio. No sooner had Alice set up a wire line and clips from Ikea across the room to hang small samples of colored glass to see how light shines through than Jaylyn's glitter-paint artwork was on display. "I admit they delight and inspire me," said Alice. Jaylyn's latest interest has been cut-and-paste projects. She attaches cutouts from magazines to small clay pots, then paints the rims. This kid version of decoupage is easy, fun and not too messy, according to her mom. Grow new interests in your kids with this easy craft. Here's the stuff: --Clean clay flowerpot --Magazines, travel brochures, catalogs, seed packets, etc. --Household glue such as Elmer's --Mod Podge (available at craft stores) --Acrylic paint --Paintbrush or painting sponge Here's the fun: --Cut out small pieces of colorful paper images and designs. Glue to the pot to create a pleasing design or combination. Leave the rim plain. --Use a brush and apply Mod Podge over the cutouts. Let dry. --Paint the outside rim in a solid color or experiment with several colors to make crazy designs, swirls, stripes or spots. Let dry. --Fill with fresh potting soil. Plant a blooming begonia, chrysanthemum or herbs for a fall "windowsill garden." Use an extra pot as a catchall for desk supplies, hair accessories, etc.

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Pilot Program to Speed Claims Veterans with a claim lost in the pile at the Department of Veterans Affairs will be interested in a pilot program about to be launched. The American Bar Association and Legal Services Corporation are joining with the VA to help veterans get faster decisions on their claims -- for free. This pro bono program will provide attorneys to unrepresented veterans who need help with portions of their claims that require evidence to be gathered. According to a VA news release, the development stage of assembling a claim can be the longest part, taking more than 200 days. The first steps in the pilot program will open at the Regional Offices in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Chicago. Veterans at other locations also might be included if circumstances warrant it. The plan is for the program to spread quickly across the country. It appears, however, that veterans can't ask to be included. The VA will select claims for the program that can benefit from the legal intervention. Those veterans will get a letter asking if they'd like to participate. The letter will list all the possible options for representation, such as Veteran Service Organizations -- and the free lawyers. Those veterans also will be told of a free hotline phone number to call to find legal representation. The attorneys will receive training, with the end goal of putting together complete "ready to approve" claims. Attorneys and veterans will be linked up based on location and complexity of the claim. Watch your mail for a letter from the VA if you live in the two pilot locations and have a claim in. This is just one of the steps the VA is taking to clear the claims backlog by 2015, and on the surface, it sounds good. Fingers crossed.


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Impossible ZucchiniTomato Cheese Pie ● When I need to dust the ceiling, I don't have a fancy contraption; I just use my broom. If you have popcorn ceilings, you can rubber-band a feather duster to the end of your broom. Look around your house, and maybe you'll find a sneaky cleaning purpose for everyday items. -- JoAnn ● Dirty candles can be cleaned up quickly with a leg of pantyhose. Slip the candle in the hose, rub the outside of the candle and release. ● "Rub banana on CDs with scratches. Wipe excess off with a soft towel, and make sure all of the banana is gone before you put it in your player. It usually does the trick for me." -- E. in Maine ● You can use a coffee filter to clean the screen of your television. It's not scratchy, and it's non-static. Be sure not to press down hard into today's screens. And use only approved cleaners for your flat-screen and plasma television sets. ● "I purchased a medium-size colander with a handle at the dollar store. I have it hanging on a hook in the kids' bathtub. It's much easier for them to scoop toys out of the water, and more fun, too, I think." -- A.C. in Nebraska ● Need to clean your iron? Scrub the face with salt. Then heat it and run the iron over the salt. I pour the salt on foil for even more heat effect.

It's that time of the year when our gardens are overflowing with produce. Well, we've taken advantage of that fact and added a new twist by simply giving this bountiful dish an Italian accent. See if your loved ones aren't singing "That's Amore" after their feast! 1 1/2 cups chopped unpeeled zucchini 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped fresh tomato 1/4 cup grated fat-free Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups (one 12 fluid-ounce can) evaporated skim milk 3/4 cup reduced-fat biscuit baking mix 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a 10-inch-deep dish pie plate or quiche dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. Evenly layer zucchini, onion and tomato into prepared pie plate. Sprinkle Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses evenly over vegetables. 2. In a medium bowl, combine evaporated skim milk, biscuit baking mix, black pepper and parsley flakes. Mix well using a wire whisk. Pour mixture evenly over top. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Place pie plate on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Serves 6. ● Each serving equals: 146 calories, 2g fat, 10g protein, 22g carb., 344mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Skim Milk, 1/2 Meat.

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All About Us The results of the annual "United States of Aging Survey" are in, and we're doing well! The National Council on Aging survey, taken by phone calls to 4,000 seniors earlier this year, focused on those of us age 60 and older, with subgroups of older seniors (age 80 and over), low-income seniors and those with chronic health conditions. Here are some of the results: --In 2012, only 42 percent of seniors said that their lives for the previous year had been "normal." In 2013, that number jumped to 57 percent. --A whopping 84 percent of us have at least one chronic medical condition, but the same 84 percent say it's not difficult to continue independently with regular activities. However, with low-income seniors, 75 percent of those with one or more chronic conditions say they have at least one barrier to managing their health condition. When it comes to finances, 66 percent of us say it's "easy" or "somewhat easy" to get by with monthly expenses. Less than 20 percent have had to reduce regular spending. Still, more than half of us are worried whether savings and income will last the rest of our lives. As to the future, while many seniors say the community is responsive to their needs, only half think their community is doing enough for the future needs of seniors. Most of us are wired up! We use cellphones (75 percent), computers (68 percent) and the Internet (65 percent). High-tech seniors want to stay in touch with family and friends (87 percent), and keep up with the world, learn new things and stay mentally sharp in equal numbers. Half of those who don't use new technology cite cost as the reason. If you'd like to review the study, go online to www. ncoa.org and search for "Aging Survey 2013." Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com.

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You’re Something Special #2 The first and most provable difference between you and everyone else on the planet is that no one is constructed like you. Your body is different from anyone who has ever lived or will ever live – different on the inside and out. A whole new science called biometrics is dedicated to the physical differences within each human body. Biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics, such as fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns, and hand measurements for authentication purposes. Biometrics scientists have proven that no one’s face looks like yours – even if someone tells you, “My brother-inlaw looks exactly like you,” he really doesn’t. He may look “like” you, but he doesn’t look “exactly like” you. He can’t because there are so many subtle differences in skin, hair, nose, eyes, and mouth that are definable and measurable. The rest of your body reveals even more differences. Your height, weight, hands, feet, bellybutton (use your imagination for the rest of the differences) all vary in some degree from all others. You are made of precisely the same material as everyone else, and even though you may closely resemble another person, you are constructed in a way that is absolutely unique to you. Another area of your physical uniqueness is 1) Neither 2) Divorcee 3) Jonah 4) Gates of hell 5) Uzzah 6) Not specified

1. Babe Ruth (1926, '28), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011). 2. The New York Yankees, in 1996. 3. The New England Patriots (2003-04, 2010-11). 4. Dwayne Schintzius of the Florida Gators (1986-90). 5. John Ziegler, 1977-1992. 6. Cale Yarborough, Richard Petty and Sterling Marlin. 7. Sixteen consecutive years.

1. Goat or horse 2. A heavily armored battleship 3. Peter Ustinov 4. Fear of marriage 5. Both 6. Alaska 7. Candace Bergen 8. Charlie McCarthy 9. Macedonia 10. Aerosmith

discernable in the sound of your voice. It is unique from all others because of the length of your vocal cords, the shape of your oral cavity, the width and length of your tongue, the spacing and shape of your teeth, and the contour of your lips. Add to these physical differences your unique ethnic and cultural make-up and you have a voice that is only yours. Thanks to advances in biometrics, voiceprint technology is now as precise as fingerprint technology and is acceptable in courts of law. You are also quite different from everyone else on earth on the inside. Your metabolism, the variety of chemical reactions that occur within your body that enable you to live, reproduce, grow, and respond to your environment, is uniquely yours. This distinctive body chemistry is what accounts for the medical and pharmaceutical industries putting all those disclaimers and warning labels on their products and procedures. If everyone were the same no disclosures or warning labels would be necessary. From the physical point of view you are specially made. But these are only the physical expressions of your absolute uniqueness. Next week we will discuss the area where you are truly you – your mind.


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