Misc- HISTORY & TRIVIA  

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7/10/2005 1:07 pm

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Misc- HISTORY & TRIVIA


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"

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.

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 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? Their birthplace

What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession

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

What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers, and laser printers all have
in common? All invented by women.

What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Honey

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

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