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After Tonight
16th June 2006, 06:36 PM
>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 inScotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen
>Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLFentered into the English
>language.
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>The first couple to be shown in bed together 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: $6,400
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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 FranciscoCable 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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>At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

(I did)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:grin:
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Melanie1234
16th June 2006, 06:39 PM
I didn't... I knew that one.... tried it years ago!! :laff: :laff:

Jolene
16th June 2006, 06:42 PM
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Hmm, I must be really intelligent....have you seen the color of my hair? copper :laff: :laff:


:love: Jolene

homegrown-trumpet
16th June 2006, 06:42 PM
:laff: :laff: :laff: :laff: me too lol an i tried 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
:lol:

breakfast with ali
16th June 2006, 07:00 PM
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Hmm, I must be really intelligent....have you seen the color of my hair? copper :laff: :laff:


:love: Jolene


same here Jolene, although I must admit to just trying to lick my elbow!!!! :laff: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Mike.
16th June 2006, 07:13 PM
:laff: :laff: :laff:

mozlongtime
16th June 2006, 07:18 PM
Hmmmm.


:smokin: :smokin:

Jolene
16th June 2006, 09:32 PM
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Hmm, I must be really intelligent....have you seen the color of my hair? copper :laff: :laff:


:love: Jolene


same here Jolene, although I must admit to just trying to lick my elbow!!!! :laff: :oops: :oops: :oops:

:laff: :laff: :laff: hey even us super intelligent types do silly things sometimes. I didnt try to lick mine because I've seen this a couple years ago and tried then.....unsuccesfully. :lol:


:love: Jolene

Lord F
16th June 2006, 11:16 PM
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Hmm, I must be really intelligent....have you seen the color of my hair? copper :laff: :laff:


:love: Jolene


same here Jolene, although I must admit to just trying to lick my elbow!!!! :laff: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Me I'm bald and I tried to lick my elbow that tells a story :lol: