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In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat
his wife with a stick any 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.


The first couples 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 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 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
honey month. This is known 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.



This looks weird but 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
 

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Well, so far we are far about the 75% avg! Wonder what that says about all of us??
 

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count me in...
 

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They are very interesting and yep I tried it too, downright impossible for me

I had a doctor once who told me the smallest thing you should ever put in your left ear is your right elbow. Now as a child I always wondered about that and often tried it, I guess the message was we should never put anything in our ears
 
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