Facts & Silly stuff

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    VERY
    INTERESTING STUFF


    In the
    1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed
    to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
    Hence we have 'the rule
    of thumb'
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    Many years ago in
    Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen
    Only...Ladies Forbidden'.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered
    into the English language.
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    The first couple to
    be shown in bed together on prime time TV was
    Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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    Every day more money
    is printed for Monopoly than the
    U.S. Treasury.
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    Men can read smaller
    print than women can; women can hear better.
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    Coca-Cola was
    originally green.
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    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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    The State with the highest percentage
    of people who walk to work: Alaska
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    The percentage of
    Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get
    this...)
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    The percentage of
    North America that is wilderness: 38%
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    ------ The cost of raising a medium-size
    dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
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    The average number
    of people airborne over the U.S. in any given
    hour: 61,000
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    Intelligent people
    have more zinc and copper in their hair..
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    The first novel ever
    written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
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    The San Francisco Cable cars are the only
    mobile National Monuments.
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    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
    a great king from history:

    Spades - King David
    Hearts - Charlemagne
    Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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    111,111,111 x
    111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
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    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has
    both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
    If the horse has one front leg in the air,
    the person died because of wounds received in battle.
    If the horse has all four legs on the ground,
    the person died of natural causes
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    Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
    on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
    Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
    the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
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    Q. Half of all
    Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    A. Their birthplace
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    Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
    What is the most popular boat name requested?

    A. Obsession
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    Q.. If you were to spell out numbers,
    how far would you have to go until you
    would find the letter 'A'?

    A. One thousand
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    Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
    windshield wipers and laser
    printers have in common?

    A. All were invented by women.
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    Q. What is the only
    food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
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    Q. Which day are there more collect calls than
    any other day of the year?

    A. Father's Day
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    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses
    were secured on bed frames by ropes.
    When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,
    making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the
    phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'
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    It was the accepted practice in Babylon
    4,000 years ago that for a month after the
    wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with
    all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because
    their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the
    honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
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    In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts...
    So in old England , when customers got unruly,
    the bartender would yell at them
    'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

    It's where we get
    the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
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    Many years ago in England , pub frequenters
    had a whistle baked into the rim, or
    handle, of their ceramic cups When they needed a refill ,
    they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle'
    is the phrase inspired by this practice.
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    At least 75% of people who read
    this will try to lick their elbow!
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    Don't delete this just because it looks weird.
    Believe it or not, you can read it.

    I cdnuolt blveiee
    taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The
    phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
    Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
    ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
    first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
    taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
    is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
    istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 when...
    1. You accidentally
    enter your PIN on the microwave.
    2. You haven't
    played solitaire with real cards in years.
    3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers
    to reach your family of three.
    4. You e-mail the
    person who works at the desk next to you.
    5. Your reason for
    not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
    don't have e-mail addresses.
    6. You pull up in
    your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
    home to help you carry in the groceries...
    7. Every commercial
    on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen
    8. Leaving the house
    without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first
    20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic
    and you turn around to go and get it
    10. You get up in the morning and go on line
    before getting your coffee
    11. You start
    tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
    12 You're reading
    this and nodding and laughing.
    13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom
    you are going to forward this message.
    14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
    15. You actually scrolled back up to check
    that there wasn't a #9 on this list
    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND
    FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
    NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.
     
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    Froggy, these are great :clap2:

    Not for the guy who blew his arm off with fireworks on the 4th.

    So people with 'fly-away' hair are idiots?:tongue:

    And I thought Bill Clinton's willy was......:tongue:

    And the new one, the JOKER?..............insert your choice. :tongue:

    This could go on for the entire list, I am done.......:eusa_angel:
     

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