Sunday, July 26, 2009

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.

2 comments:

cklim said...

nice stuff :-p

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