Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Extra Credit

Extra Credit opportunity:  

Memorize one or more of these quotations:

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.  4  points
Albert Einstein

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.   5 points
Helen Keller

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.  -- 7 points
Audrey Hepburn 

quotes from
More extra credit:  Tell me why  "lb" is the abbreviation for pound.
WORD NERDERY: Why is “lb” the abbreviation for pound? It’s short for the Latin word libra, which was the balance scales used for weighing. The basic Roman unit of weight was called the libra pondo; libra means "scales or balances," while pondo is from pendere, meaning "to weigh."
Originally published Dec. 2010