August 14, 2005


In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was
not allowed to beat his wife with a stick any thicker
than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

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.

The first couple to be shown in bed together
on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly
than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can;
women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of
people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness:

(now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is
wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the
age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over
the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper
in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only
mobile National Monuments.

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

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =

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.

Only two people signed the Declaration
of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock
andCharlesThomson. Most of the rest signed on
August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5
years later.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles
of what?

A. Their birthplace

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is
the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far
would you have to go until you would find the letter

A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers, and laser printers all have
in common?

A. All were invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

Q. Which day are there more collect calls
than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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."

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.

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"

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

At least 75% of people who read this will try
to lick their elbow

Posted by Delftsman3 at August 14, 2005 04:36 PM | TrackBack

I suppose I should have tried licking my elbow, but I'm still busy googling Fred and Wilma.

Posted by: AbbaGav at August 17, 2005 11:40 AM
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