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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 12:28 PM
gotta love emails that are halfway decent!

interesting things.........

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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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 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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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
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 frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2006 when...
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 three.
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 coffee.
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 message.
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 list.
AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 12:43 PM
That was some good stuff.

Let me add #9 to the list - I've done this at least a dozen times in the past five years or so, so I know I can't be the only one . . .

#9 As you walk up to a door you know is locked (home, office, etc.), you point your car-key fob at it and press the unlock button.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 12:47 PM
Definitely some interesting but useless information there! THANKS!

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 12:54 PM
the geen coke one is untrue

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/green.asp

I'm sure a few of the others are as welll.... but fun to read

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 12:59 PM
So is the golf one. In fact, most items on chain lists like these are bogus. Thank God for snopes.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 01:13 PM
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They may be bogus, but they are fun. And you can't lick your elbow. Lord knows, I've trying all morning and I think I've sprained something.
think again...

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 01:47 PM
If honey doesn't spoil how do you get mead, which is basically fermented honey?

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 01:52 PM
I've always told my daughter that the only thing that's impossible is to touch your right elbow with your right hand(or your left with your left).

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 02:04 PM
Linniexx - I enjoyed your facts (factual or not). Now excuse me - I have an elbow to lick...

 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 04:14 PM
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#9 As you walk up to a door you know is locked (home, office, etc.), you point your car-key fob at it and press the unlock button


i totally do that. and dont get me started on the time the battery died in the key fob......took me a full minute to realize that there was still a key attached, as well as a key hole to utilize!


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


true for me..........

and i can't lick my elbow, but i can touch my tounge to my nose.


 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 07:09 PM
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession



I had a jon boat once but I never named it.


And here is one for the list:

Ed King and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were born on the same day.




 

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  posted on 12/1/2006 at 10:57 PM
Interesting read. Thanks Linnie!

 

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  posted on 12/2/2006 at 08:33 AM



On the Discovery Channel show Man vs Wild a guy was left on a Hawaiian Island volcanic landscape. He found some brush near a volcanic vent and a honeycomb in one of the trees. The star of the show stole the honeycomb and he carried on about how the honey never goes bad. He said that they have found honey is Egyptian tombs and all people had to do was heat it up and you could still eat it.


 

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  posted on 12/2/2006 at 11:03 AM
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#9 As you walk up to a door you know is locked (home, office, etc.), you point your car-key fob at it and press the unlock button


i totally do that. and dont get me started on the time the battery died in the key fob......took me a full minute to realize that there was still a key attached, as well as a key hole to utilize!


quote:
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace


true for me..........

and i can't lick my elbow, but i can touch my tounge to my nose.





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