Wednesday, May 03, 2006

(Interesting!) Strange but TRUE

  • 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.
  • In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were FRED AND WILMA FLINTSTONE.
  • Men can read smaller print than women can; BUT 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%
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter: TOM SAWYER.
  • 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.
  • 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 bullet-proof 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • ..................... 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 rdgnieg. 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?

    Have a positive day!

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