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    Interesting stuff

    Post by Willows on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:50 am

    Interesting stuff......believe it or not :roll:

    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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