Monday, December 29, 2008

INTERESTING TRIVIA and other 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.

Trivia ChallengeEvery 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's hearing is better.

Trivia ChallengeCoca-Cola was originally green.

Trivia ChallengeIt is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

Trivia ChallengeThe percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

Trivia ChallengeThe 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.

Trivia ChallengeThe first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

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

Trivia ChallengeEach 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

Trivia ChallengeIf 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.

Trivia ChallengeOnly 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.

Trivia ChallengeQ. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

Trivia ChallengeQ. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession

Trivia ChallengeQ. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

Trivia ChallengeQ. 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

Trivia ChallengeQ. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day

Trivia ChallengeIn 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

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


** Some of these are disproved on Snopes.com, but still make interesting reading!

2 comments:

peterd said...

Re numbers.
How would you spell:
"one hundred and one

peterd said...

Re. numbers.
How would you spell:
"One hundred and one"?

I think this comes before one thousand!!