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Discussion in 'Just for Laughs and Games' started by karrie, Jul 7, 2008.

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    karrie Earning my ears

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    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 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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    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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    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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    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!
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    Did not :tongue0011-1:
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    It's true - I can't lick my elbow.
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    Claire She lost the crayons!

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    I really want to see a statute of someone on a horse now.
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    Wait a minute. The statue of Andrew Jackson in New Orleans has his horse with both front legs in the air.

    He died of tuberculosis. :dozey:
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    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

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    I heard that the fact about the horse and their men isn't really true, but I can't remember where I heard that. I was quite disappointed.
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    kazzaqld Addicted to Mickey

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    I'm sure I could find some of this debunked on Snopes - but that wouldn't be very kindspirited, would it?

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