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HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS? : )

 

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: 28% (

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 world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived

in China in 1910.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 and Charles Thomson. 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"?

A. One thousand

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,

windshield wipers, and laser

printers all have in common?

A. All 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

honeymonth...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.


Lifetimer since April 2001

195/135/150WW

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HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS? : )

 

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: 28% (

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 world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived

in China in 1910.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 and Charles Thomson. 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"?

A. One thousand

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,

windshield wipers, and laser

printers all have in common?

A. All 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

honeymonth...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.


Lifetimer since April 2001

195/135/150WW

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I tried to lick my elbow... tongue.gif

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I tried to lick my elbow... tongue.gif

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I tried to lick my elbow, too. odear.gif


~Lisa

HW 209

SW 199

CW 178.0

GW 153.0

*********

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

~Buddha

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I tried to lick my elbow, too. odear.gif


~Lisa

HW 209

SW 199

CW 178.0

GW 153.0

*********

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

~Buddha

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Guest kaf73libra

That was pretty neat. But the one about the elbow isn't true. I saw on TV show they were asking kids to see if they could lick their elbows. Almost of of them couldn't do it, but a couple of kids were able to. They both were thin and had long thin ams, maybe that's the trick to being being able to lick your elbow.

 

~ Katherine

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Guest Navarican

I really enjoyed this and even read some of these to my 12 yo DS. He kept saying "I didn't know that!" I kept responding with "I didn't either!"

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Guest shannon35

Okay, how sad is it that I tried to lick my elbow???!!! :p

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Shannon :)

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Well, I didn't even attempt to lick my elbow, but sure liked the one about the things the women invented!


Remember, we're all in this together...I'm pulling for you!

Red Green

~~~

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the rest to God

~~~

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