Grab the nearest book


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Namaste all,

i saw this on another site and thought it was neat :)

let's see what we get here.

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest."


This is true up to the energies capable of pulverizing matter into bits as small as a billionth of a billonth of a meter, the current technologial limit. For this reason, physicists call the theory of the three nongravitational forces and the three families of matter particles the standard theory, or (more often) the Standard Model of particle physics.


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lol. The fifth sentence is the last of a paragraph.

One of my friends says, "Treat the test no worse than an analyst would treat a dream."
"And God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life." You can imagine here somebody performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation."


edit: Oh, the next three sentences. Wait... Wow, I even got the page wrong. THat was 122. Let's see now:

And what does the mother give? Everything that is red." Blood and muscles and everything that is red in a person.
But they are not like the parables (stories whose "truth" is unaffected by whether there was ever an actual "prodigal son"). The deep point of the stories is that the creator God, the God of Israel, has liberated his people and renewed creation. If this is "translated" into a meaning that does not invovled events within creation itself, it has deconstructed itself and is halfway to Gnosticism.
"Almost at once, Albert Einstein and astronomers with reflector telescopes and radio telescopes knocked out the other walls and the ceiling, leaving us sunlit, exposed, and drifting--leaving us puckers, albeit evolving puckers, on the inbound curve of space-time.


It all began in the Galapagos, with these finches. The finches in the Galapagos are called Darwin's finches; they are everywhere in the islands, sparrowlike, and almost identical but for their differing beaks. At first Darwin scarcely noticed their importance."​

(from Teaching a Stone To Talk by Annie Dillard, 1982)​
He who can follow these three rules is sure to be called the finest. When people are worried about the safety of the roads, if they hear that one traveler in a party of ten has been murdered, then fathers and sons, elder and younger brothers will warn each other to be careful and will not venture out until they have a large escort of armed men. That's wise of them, isn't it?

On top of this book was a small camera manual, but I couldn't even find enough sentences on page 123!
Hopper front eases access to contents.

Extremely strong, durable containers will not bend or buckle when fully loaded up to 150 lbs.

Constructed of 100% high-density polyethylene with 1/4" thick walls for superior strength and rigidity.

Will not rust or splinter and are impervious to most industrial chemicals and detergents.

Withstands temperatures from -30 degrees to 150 degrees F.

(You asked for it!:D)
3. For filling, in a small mixing bowl beat egg, brown sugar, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter with a rotary beater or a fork until combined. Stir in pecans.

4. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup.

Better Homes and Gardens BIGGEST BOOK OF COOKIES

You asked for it... :D

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
The Mystery of the Ages is, through the reappearance of the Christ, on the verge of revelation. Through the revelation of the soul that Mystery (which soul knowledge veils) will stand revealed. The Scriptures of the world have ever prophesied that, at the end of the age, we shall see the revelation of that which is secret and the emergence of that which has hitherto been concealed, into the light of day.

[Reappearance of the Christ]
Nearest book didn't have 123 pages....I looked around at the bookshelves to my left, and the book shelves behind me and deemed them equidistant...and not really appropriate to 'select' a book off either shelf...

I looked back a the the desk, the only other book was the pocket reference and on page 123 is a chart of isotope half lives....

tis a valuable book, one I use regularly but I doubt I will ever look at this page again....
Isn't this the same light of contemplation that will unify the soul and in which she will discover all the blessings of the perfect state she yearns for? Remember: there is nothing about contemplation or the inflow of the divine that is in itself painful; rather, these conditions bring sweetness and delight. It is that the soul at this state of her purifying journey still suffers from a little bit of weakness and imperfection.
This flood of information rapidly led to the first concerted efforts to produce a structured history of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. (A Test Of Time- David Rohl). 'That was ice cubes,' Groat whispered. 'Got 'em from the mortuary but don't you worry, sir, they was hardly used...' (Going postal- Terry Prattchet) Both books stacked together on my computer desk)

pg 123, ... The legacy of "The rabbi's speech" spead like a disease through Europe, and manifested itself in several ways: firstly, it reintroduced into the secret plot myth the element of magic and the supernatural that had been touched upon by Barruel just before his death, but had previously been forgotten since the Middle Ages. The ideas that jews held secret, magical knowledge gained currency, and the idea grew that this had been passed on to the Templars in the Middle Ages, who in turn had founded the Masons. Several books published in France around the time of Biarritz in the late 1860's elaborated on this theme...

(taken from "Who are the Illuminati?")
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Cover with plastic wrap to keep it moist while making filling.
2. Mix brown sugar and flour in large bowl. Stir in apples.

- Betty Crocker's Cookbook, 9th edition.

And I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had a cookbook next to the computer!:D
Bees perform elaborate dances to communicate information about food sources and distances, and male birds inform others of their impressive status by the length and variety of their songs. These and many other methods of communication are critical to these animals’ lives, but these signals have fixed meanings and cannot be recombined to make new ones. In true language, arbitrary sounds or signs are combined in a potentially infinite number of ways to produce an equally vast number of meanings.
"You are more likely to reduce total development time by spending more time in upstream activities, no less. After surveying more than 4000 projects, Capers Jones reported that the software industry on the whole is probably about 35 percent efficient. The other 65 percent of the time is spent on harmful or unproductive activities such as us of productivity tools that don't work, repair of carelessly developed modules, work lost due to lack of configuration control and so on.

They came to a low room with a sloping roof (a penthouse, it seemed, built on the north end of the house). Its walls were of clean stone, but they were mostly covered with green hanging mats and yellow curtains. The floor was flagged, and strewn with fresh green rushes.
Yeah, at home this didn't work at all because my computer is right next to a stack of library shelves...all books are equally near...

But work...the pocket reference doesn't have paragraphs, but on 123 radioisotope halflives...two columns of them...fifth row...

SR-90....29.1 years | U-236....23.4 million years
This is from page 122 because phpbb can't read my Hebrew characters:

in ancient times and in our own time.

In the days of Mordechai and Esther
in Shushan, the mighty capital [of Persia],
when the wicked Haman rose against them,
seeking to destroy, to kill, and to eradicate
all Jews, the young and old alike,
in a single day,
the thirteenth of the twelfth month,
that is, the month of Adar,
and take as plunder all they owned.

But you, in your abundant mercies,
thwarted his conspiracy, destroyed his plan.