Funny/Random Facts

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.


Thanks.

  • tmb123
  • May 22, 2010, 5:24 am
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  • 3

    Some advice to the first lady: when you've broken through the skin and it starts to bleed, stop licking it!

    • Ruleb
    • May 30, 2010, 12:20 pm
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  • 3

    awesome post really interesting now i want sum honey beer :P +3

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  • 1

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

    A. All were invented
    by women. WRONG the first bullet proof vest war invented in 1938 a vicar made it out of linen and he proved it with live rounds however it was hard to make and only stopped handgun rounds

    • BEASTY
    • May 24, 2010, 10:03 am
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  • 1

    ok, i apologise, its just some facts i got in an email and thought i'd share them.
    thanks though

    • tmb123
    • May 29, 2010, 1:48 pm
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  • 1

    hehehe soz i couldnt resist i watch alot of documentarys :D

    • BEASTY
    • May 29, 2010, 1:53 pm
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  • 1

    well thank you :)

    • tmb123
    • May 29, 2010, 1:56 pm
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  • 1

    I have a friend who can slip his shoulder out from under his collarbone, then lick his elbow.

    • Ertrov
    • May 29, 2010, 3:39 pm
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  • 1

    its impossible for most :L

    • tmb123
    • May 30, 2010, 11:45 am
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  • 1

    I laughed so hard at that. Imagine if someone was tortured by licking until they licked through their bones. It would be the funniest but longest Saw trap ever :p

    • noodle
    • May 30, 2010, 1:15 pm
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    thank you!
    i'm sick of people who just want to prove every point wrong, its just grrrr....! whats the point!!
    therefore i like people like you :)

    • tmb123
    • May 31, 2010, 12:26 am
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  • 1

    i know i mean come on u put it up then they just have the compulsive need to break you down and make u look wrong its not right u should get praise for posts not bad shit i'm looking forward to ur future posts :)

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  • 1

    well i like them, thye've amused me nad i've learnt some new things

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  • 1

    wow. some people are just here to tear everything down :/ good post. intresting and i've learnt some new things. +3

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  • -1

    Actually, 'mind your Ps and Qs' comes from the fact that people using old typewriters would frequently hit the 'p' trying to hit the 'q' or vise versa

    • Ertrov
    • May 29, 2010, 3:45 pm
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  • -2

    Licking your elbow is impossible...

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    lick elbow


    Is it now?

    • noodle
    • May 30, 2010, 9:37 am
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