Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stuff you probably didn't know, and maybe didn't want to

Thought this could brighten everyone's day :D

Very Interesting Stuff
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 together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma
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Every day more money
is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.
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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 cost of raising
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400
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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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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
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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 because 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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Q.. If you were to
spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter 'A'?

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

A. All were invented
by women.
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Q. What is the only
food that doesn't spoil?

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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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At least 75% of
people who read this will try to lick their
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Don't delete this
just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read

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?
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1. You accidentally
enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't
played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list
of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of

4. You e-mail the
person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for
not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in
your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial
on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house
without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic
and you turn around to go and get it

10. You get up in
the morning and go on line before getting your

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading
this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you
know exactly to whom you are going to forward this

14. You are too busy
to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually
scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this
FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

Go lick your

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  1. Honestly, unless the house were on fire, nothing happens until I get my coffee. And I still love playing solitaire with an actual deck of cards. srsly.

    Should I have someone else lick my elbow?

    Big hugs :]

  2. some of those made me laugh out loud. NOt only do women have better hearing, we have better memories. We also remember things men don't want us to... and we bring it up often. LOL!

  3. # 16: I actually ~say~ LOL.


  4. These were all great. I enjoyed them with my morning coffee!