Some interesting facts.....

  1. 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
    >> were 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:
    >> $6,400
    >>
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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 as a result 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
    >> 4th,
    >> 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 all 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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    >> ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >>
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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 frist
    >> and
    >> lsat ltteer be in the rghit
    >>
    >> pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
    >> wouthit a
    >> porbelm. Tihs 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 2006 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 NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.
     
  2. Very good!
     
  3. cute
     
  4. Loved those! Thanks Nishi!
     
  5. haha thanks Nishi! That was interesting.
     
  6. :wtf: haha! i belong to that 75%
     
  7. haha I love it!
     
  8. Interesting is right !!! I like this one:

    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
     
  9. Funny and interesting! Thanks!
     
  10. Lmao :biggrin: thanks for sharing! I tried to lick my elbows haha. so did my daughter & husband LOL..
     

  11. Me too!!!
     
  12. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
    i so want to belive this is true :p :roflmfao:
     
  13. Totally cool!
     
  14. 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.


    That is so me...lol
     

  15. My mom is laughing @ me because I also tried to lick my elbow.