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Interesting tidbits.....

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Jimz31, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Jimz31

    Jimz31 The Sarcastic One

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    1. Q. Who were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV?
    A. Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
    2. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
    3. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
    4. Coca-Cola was originally green.
    5. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    6. Q. What American State has the highest percentage of people who walk to work?
    A. Alaska
    7. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
    8. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    9. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
    10. 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
    11. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both of the horses 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.
    12. Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    A. Conception
    13. Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
    A. Obsession
    14. Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
    15. Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
    A. Father's Day
    16. Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
    A. He was allergic to carrots.
    17. Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
    A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet
    18. 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."
    19. 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. We know it today as the "Honeymoon".
    20. 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 own pints and quarts and
    settle down". It's where we get the phrase "Mind your P's and Q's".
    21. 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.
    22. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden....
    and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
    ~~~AND FINALLY~~~
    23. At least 75% of the people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  2. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    Cool stuff, Coca Cola was green ? It's sad i tried licking my elbows, i felt like a lizard or something. Man i'm pathetic. :(
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Thanks Jimz

    I like that kind of stuff...really enjoy word origins as well.

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