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
fsirt and  lsat 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.


Go  on, forward this
to your friends. You  know you want to! Go lick  your

elbow.


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