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Posted: 10/27/2006 12:21:43 PM EST
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!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:33:39 PM EST
Dam!


I think I hurt myself. You should have warned me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:08:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 1:11:19 PM EST by Asa]

Originally Posted By noshow:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Maybe that's why we shoot?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:54:31 PM EST
Good post but a few of those things are false.

Interesting thing about the wilderness one. Curious how they define it. Must not include the Sahara. Well, I guess if you factor in all the northern regions of Canada then it would work out....

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:05:20 PM EST
I read this years ago..

And yet I still just tried to lick my elbow.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:37:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By -RotorDemon-:
I read this years ago..

And yet I still just tried to lick my elbow.


If I could lick my elbow I wouldn't be at this crappy job... I'de be makin movies!!

heh...




Mark.

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:05:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By M-60:

Originally Posted By -RotorDemon-:
I read this years ago..

And yet I still just tried to lick my elbow.


If I could lick my elbow I wouldn't be at this crappy job... I'de be makin movies!!



If I could lick my elbow, I'd never leave the house!

Wait.... maybe I'm thinking of something else....
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:44:42 PM EST
That's a great bar bet. After they cant lick their elbow you say I bet I can, then you lick their elbow. Once this gal let me lick more than her elbow.

Sorry couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:11:06 PM EST
"Pehaps it shoulds been the rule of wrist?"

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:02:36 AM EST
which are false.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 5:46:13 AM EST
licking your eye brows are far more impressive than licking your elbow.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:35:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
licking your eye brows are far more impressive than licking your elbow.



So I take it you can do this? How about a Picture.


Killin birds Patty?
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