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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:10 AM
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Subject: Some Interesting Facts...
In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".
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.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the
Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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.
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
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."
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.
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."
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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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. 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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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
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I would bet Gene Simmons of KISS could lick his!!!!
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Doug!
And it scares me that I could read that paragraph so easily and so quickly!

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Color me clueless but................. Who is Gene Simmons and what is KISS?

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Gene Simmons is the answer to every woman's dreams!

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Sorry I asked.

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Rock group KISS, Gene Simmons is the bassist and singer with a very long tongue.
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Thomas..I'm curious, if Gene Simmons is the answer to every woman's dream..then who is the female counterpart to every man's dream ?
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Very interesting, Laura. Especially about statues. We have a statue of Lafayette here in town (I'll go tomorrow and see where the horses feet are!) Gene Simmons: yuk! Come on guys, who is your dream girl? Easy for dh: Stacy Keebler.

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Thomas..I'm curious, if Gene Simmons is the answer to every woman's dream..then who is the female counterpart to every man's dream ?
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Venice, I'll have to say either Eva Longoria for her looks or Oprah Winfrey for her money
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That explains my copper highlights.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

I remember that Fred and Wilma each had their own beds. Now this list is "questionable"....

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That was in the first season, then they moved the beds together and what do you know? Pebbles!!!
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