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Old 08-29-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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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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 2007 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.
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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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


wrong!! what about, one hundred and one?
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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It's one thousand -I googled it..... LOL

Interesting facts- I must say!
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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but there's an A in one hundred and one. ..do you trust everything you google?
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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and is not a number though...
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: gilbert az "move me to Boise"
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fun fun fun thank you - you brightened up the office .......
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Torn2pieces View Post
and is not a number though...
neither is thousand. thosuand does not exist - without a number. one thousand, 2 thousand, even "a thousand" is one thousand.

besides... I was only referring to the OP's original response of "if you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go before hitting "a"

..what would you have done? ninety nine, hundred, hundred one, hundred two? lol wait while I think up something a lil more productive to fight over!

I loved the post in its entirety John1960 always do. soon as I can rep again I'll hit ya
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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Default more strange but true facts

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full
moon.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.


It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or
purple.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
"lollipop" with your right.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
that it burns.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every
letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are
read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only
on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
otherwise it will digest itself.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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sum elbow lickin'


Elbow Licking Video (broken link)
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default and your point is...

OK, so I did pull my elbow up and see if I could lick it...
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