The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 175
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 175

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Sunday, December 7, 1997
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1 SAVANT his youngest brother was killed in an explosion. Forbidden by the Swedish government to rebuild it, Nobel continued his experiments on a barge and increasingly became stereotyped as a "mad scientist." Eventually, makers. How much longer can Nobel's estate go on paying these huge amounts before it goes brokeP Howard Fude, Du Pont, Wash. Ej'ii. 1 You seem to always answer your questions based on logic. Do you ever allow intuition op emotion to factor into your answers? Do you believe that intuition, emotion and other ways of making decisions are as valid as logicP Michael Mount, Tampa, Fla. Good logic always takes emotion into account as an important factor, so our feelings are never neglected. But intuition the sensation of knowing without the use of reasoning is as lightweight as a first impression, and I wouldn't use it to make a decision unless I had no other information at all. In 1896, the Swedish chemist-industrialist Alfred Nobel left most of his fortune to honor the world's greatest scientists, writers and peace- however, his many dangerous and powerful inventions brought him an immense fortune. So it is with great irony that we look at the life's work of Alfred Nobel and note that the Peace Prize now so famous and symbolic of humankind's best intentions was bestowed upon the Haw Important is Intuition when we're making Theoretically, it can go on forever, because the prize amount which varies from year to year is based on the annual yield (like interest) from Nobel's estate. The estate fund itself remains untouched. Through this continuing legacy, Alfred Nobel has achieved after death what eluded him for many of his early and middle years: respect. Nobel manufactured the liquid explosive nitroglycerin in his factory, where world by the inventor of. ..dynamite. Is the comment It's too cold to snow" ever really trueP Shane Erickson, Stevensville, Mont. critical decisions? ADVERTISEMENT Mapper Products to Make Your Life Easier and More Enjoyable! Not in the sense that it can't snow at a low-enough temperature. It can. Snow seldom falls at a low temperature for another reason: Very cold air can hold little moisture. This is why it rarely snows in Antarctica, easily the coldest place on Earth. Those great Antarctic blizzards are whipped up by tremendous winds that sweep loose snow into their turbulence. But no snow is actually falling at the time; in fact, the sky above is clear and sunny. Here's a toughie: How can you use a barometer to determine the height of an apartment buildingP Jackie Long, Beverly Hills, Calif. I don't know! I've heard this question before, and no one else seems to know either. Here are a few of the "solutions" I've heard: 1 ) Stand on the roof of the building, lower the barometer to the ground on a string, raise the barometer back up to you, and then measure the string. 2) Stand on the roof of the building, drop the barometer over the side, note how long it takes to hit the ground, then calculate Choose your multivitamin for what's in it.. .and for what's not in it. Geritol Complete is complete with every essential vitamin including the antioxidant group and B Complex vitamins, plus 17 minerals including calcium! Geritol Complete is special because it is sodium free with no added sugar, lactose, artificial preservatives or sweeteners. Switch to Geritol Complete. It's complete for what's in it, special for what's not. fetmx mron Healthcare, Inc., just made home blood pressure monitors Os I smarter. Omron's exclusive IntelliSense monitors automatically control the cuff's pressure to match arm size along with fluctuations in blood pressure. All you do is press "START." IntelliSense from Omron, the leader in home blood pressure monitors. When you need to know, you need Omron. Call 1-800-634-4350. v p.s. 1 don't think most ordinary folks mind seeing rich folks spending hard-earned money. What aggravates them is seeing rich folks spending hardly Cholesterol: There are treatment plans available that can lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart attack and even save your life. Talk to your doctor or call 1-800-261-8174 for your free booklet. MERCK the distance from the formula for falling bodies. 3) Stand on the roof of the building, make so much noise that the superintendent arrives to tell you to leave, then offer to give him the barometer if he'll tell you the height of the building. Sorry! earned money." Omron Healthcare, Inc., introduces the Gentle Temp Instant Ear Thermometer. This hospital-tested thermometer virtually eliminates the guesswork in temperature taking. In just seconds, the TempReady audio alert signal tells you when an accurate temperature has been measured. The Gentle Temp Instant Ear Thermometer from Omron. When you need to know, you need Omron. Call 1-800-6344350. i V"" I II you have a question or comment lor Marilyn vo Savant, who it listed in the "Guinness Book ol World Records" Hall ol Fame lor "Highest IQ," send it to: Ask Marilyn, PARADE, 711 Third Ave., New York, N.V. 10017. Or you can send e-mail to her at (please include name, city and state). Due to volume ol mail, personal replies are not possible. PAGE 28 DECEMBER 7, 1997 PARADE MAGAZINE

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