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Vol. 8, No. 29
July 20-26, 2000
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Mind over Matter and other BRAINY games

Power Packed and Ready to Use,Our Brains are Working All the Time

Every choice we make, everything we do we use our brains, but we actually use very little of our total brain power. We can only imagine what might be possible if we used even more. Our thoughts and ideas have lots of power. They can even have power over our bodies.

Close your eyes and think of a nice juicy lemon. With it clearly in your mind, imagine you are taking a bite out of that sour lemon.

Did your mouth water?

What you believe can also help you reach your goals. For years and years, people believed that it was impossible for a human to run a mile in less than four minutes. On May 6, 1954 Roger, Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes. One year later, 37 runners did it; the next year over 300 did. Now people do it all the time.

If you believe it, you can do it!

Don’t Give Up! These guys didn't.

In 1954, a manager at the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee fired a young singer after one performance telling him he would never make it, and that he should go back to driving a truck.

That singer was Elvis Presley.

In 1962, a record producer told a new singing group that he didn't like their sound and that guitar groups were on the way out.

That group was the Beatles.

Believe in Yourself to See Who You Might Become!

Turn that Brain Power Up to High and Answer These.
Answers are below.

Nat and Matt find a long piece of pipe in a vacant lot. It’s wide enough for each boy to barely squeeze in and crawl to the other end. If Nat and Mat go into the pipe from opposite ends, is it possible for each boy to crawl the whole length of the pipe and come out the other end?

2.John is standing behind Mary and Mary is standing behind John. How is this possible?

3.What occurs twice in a lifetime, once in a year, twice in a week, but never in a day?

Train Your Brain
Are You Left Brained or Right?

Our brains have a right side and a left side. The left side likes to analyze things and make decisions. It’s great for homework, but don't forget to give your right brain a workout, too.

The right side lets us dream, imagine and create new ideas.

Draw a picture or imagine what your life will be like in 20 years. Let your imagination run wild!

Now use your right brain to draw what you see, not what you know.

Faces and Vases

1. Draw a profile of a person's head on the left side of a piece of paper (or the right side if you are left handed).

2. Draw horizontal lines at the top and bottom of the profile, as shown.

3. Next, start at the top and draw the profile in reverse. Start at the end of the horizontal line at top and end at the end of the line at the bottom. Notice that you really have to carefully look at the first profile you drew to be able to draw it in reverse.

4. You are finished. Do you see the vase? Do you see the faces?

Think with the right side, and you'll see things you never saw before.

1. Yes, as long as they don’t do it at the same time. 2. They are standing back to back.
3. The Letter E.

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