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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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"

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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.

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The first couple to be shown in bed t ogether on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:

Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour:

61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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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

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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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.

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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.

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

A. Their birthplace

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

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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

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

A. All were invented by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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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."

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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.

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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"

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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.
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

im going to need some sort of proof or evidence before I believe that :giggle:
#2
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


One hundred and one.
#3
Interesting stuff taasda but I'm going to be right pedantic and question 1 "fact"

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Not true, I'm sure Brainiacs said the same thing recently and this was disproved by quite afew people sending in evidence to the contrary.

Ok , stepping off my pedant soapbox...................................

Thanks for posting and brightening the day :)
1 Like #4
hottoshop
Interesting stuff taasda but I'm going to be right pedantic and question 1 "fact"

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Not true, I'm sure Brainiacs said the same thing recently and this was disproved by quite afew people sending in evidence to the contrary.

Ok , stepping off my pedant soapbox...................................

Thanks for posting and brightening the day :)



You could also cut off your arm and then it's easy.
#5
Benjimoron
You could also cut off your arm and then it's easy.


Silly me ! Why didn't I think of that first, it would also help whilst out begging down the shopping centre on a Saturday morning. :w00t: :-D
#6
Benjimoron
You could also cut off your arm and then it's easy.


Lol :-D
#7
The word golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a Scottish statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots word goulf (variously spelled) meaning "to strike or cuff". This word may, in turn, be derived from the Dutch word kolf, meaning "bat," or "club," and the Dutch sport of the same name.

It is often claimed that the word originated as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden", but this is an urban legend.
#8
Benjimoron
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


One hundred and one.


That was my first thought too, but I guess this was written by an American who drop the "and".
#9
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"

Has this been cancelled or is it still allowed?
#10
Murielson
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"

Has this been cancelled or is it still allowed?


Think its still allowed as my Hubby frequently quotes this one!!! :roll:
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Benjimoron
You could also cut off your arm and then it's easy.


made me laugh out loud...thank you:-D

womens hearing, now that I can believe, I cannot pass wind anywhere in our house without it being commented on, however, it doesn't matter how often I put Cider on the shopping list it never appears.
#12
harvie316
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
im going to need some sort of proof or evidence before I believe that :giggle:

[COLOR="Sienna"]Do you have a bullet proof vest and/or a fire escape handy? You might need them[/COLOR].:)

Agent_Silver:womens hearing, now that I can believe, I cannot pass wind anywhere in our house without it being commented on.
[COLOR="DarkRed"]I think taasda forgot to mention our excellent sense of smell.[/COLOR]

'Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.' Than what/where/who - their nails/iceland/gnomes??

Excellent form taasda.:thumbsup::-D:-D
#13
taasda
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



Ate.... :p

In Liverpool, a woman can work in a shop topless........
......as long as she's selling fish :?
#14
If honey can't spoil - why does it have a sell/use by date on the jar?
#15
jelli89;1606047
If honey can't spoil - why does it have a sell/use by date on the jar?
and why does mineral water that has filtered through volcanic rocks for thousands of years have one too?
#16
harlzter
and why does mineral water that has filtered through volcanic rocks for thousands of years have one too?

the plastic bottles slowly contimantes the water ever ever so slowly
#17
I've often wondered why toothpaste has a best before date? :?
#18
suze
I've often wondered why toothpaste has a best before date? :?

the plastic container contimantes the paste slowly
#19
I hate to spoil the fun, but please be aware that this is simply that - fun.

Do not rely on all of these so-called "facts" as being the truth!
#20
renard
I hate to spoil the fun, but please be aware that this is simply that - fun.

Do not rely on all of these so-called "facts" as being the truth!


my daughter would say you are a 'poo pants'...:roll:
#21
harlzter;1606064
and why does mineral water that has filtered through volcanic rocks for thousands of years have one too?

because water doesn't stagnate when it's filtering through volcanic rocks. it will stagnate when it stays still. try half-filling a cup or glass of water and leave it on your kitchen work-top for a week or so. you should notice it getting cloudy and a bit minging looking. wouldn't want to drink that!!
#22
Benjimoron
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


One hundred and one.


good one.

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