years ago, in Scotland,
new game was
of the rules ...
"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden."
Thus the acronym GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV:
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly
than for 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:
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:
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
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.
BY THE WAY ...
KING OF HEARTS IS THE ONLY KING
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
1) If a statue of a person on a horse has both
front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
2) If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person
died as a result of wounds received in battle.
3) 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?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
What is the most popular boat name requested?
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?
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the
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,
and this would make 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 blew the whistle to get service.
"Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
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