Stuff you didn't know you didn't know!





#1
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'

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 was Fred and Wilma
Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the U.S.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:

$ 16,400

The average number
of people airborne over the US. in any given
hour:

61,000

Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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 because 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 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
the last signature wasn't added until 5 years late

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. What do
bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?


A. All were 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, 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.

Believe it or not, you can read
it....

I cdnuolt blveiee
taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg 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
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Gurrera
 

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Q. Half of all
Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

The judges would have also accepted:
  1. A Bathroom.
  2. Someone that wont date them.
  3. A pile of dirt.
  4. A water mass that has been peed in. (see #1)
  5. Somebody's Road-Kill Dinner
 
#7
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.

NOW it is known as attempted murder ;<)
 

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