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.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
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:
The cost of raising a medium-size dog
to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number
of people airborne over the U.S. in 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.
San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
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 horseback has the horse with both
front legs in the air, the rider died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the rider 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, 1776 : John Hancock and Charles
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
All were invented by women.
During the time of the Black Plague, people were dying faster then they could be buried in reasonable time.
Mass cremations in open fields was how this situation was dealt with. These pyres were referred
to as "bone fires".
Which is where our "bonfire" originates.
What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
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
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 was a honey-sweetened
beer or wine and, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month .
which we know
today as the honeymoon.
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"
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
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.