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    Did You Know

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    Willows

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    Did You Know

    Post by Willows on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:20 am


    Stuff you didn't know you didn't know!

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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 horsehas 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 ceramiccups.
    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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    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING
    IN 2012 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 thegroceries...

    7. Every commercial on television
    has a web site at the bot tom 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 your LAUGHING at yourself!
    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" (Unknown Author)
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    Go on, forward this
    to your friends. You know you want to! Go lick your elbow.





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    islandgrl
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    Re: Did You Know

    Post by islandgrl on Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:10 pm

    Very interesting. Thanks Willows. I don't think I will get a dog now. It will be double that because I wanted a big one.
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    oceanna

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    Re: Did You Know

    Post by oceanna on Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:12 pm

    Thanks willows, there was a lot there that I didn't know. It was interesting.


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