How can you live without knowing these things?

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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
US 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...)
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 US any given
hour: 61,000
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China
in 1910.
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The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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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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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 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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If my tongue was only three inches longer I would be able to lick my elbow :lol: Oh and sorry about the horse with the raised legs, its a myth. Because if I remember right there is a statue of George Washington on a horse in Washington DC with one of it's front legs raised. He didn't die from any wounds received in a battle. But it sounded good the first time I heard it too. :D And I'm the other half that doesn't live within 50 miles of where I was born, right now I'm about 2,500 miles from where I was born. :)
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Yeah I can't say as I believe all of these, but I must say many of them sound convincingly true :lol:
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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%


That is only because the largest chunk of Africa, the Sahara isn't :-D.

Nice useless info tho, it made for a good read :-)
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Omg, I love these kinds of random facts! :lol:
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I love these facts too! I always wondered what some of those phrases ment. "sleep tight" that one and the "mind your P's and Q's" i always say what about the C's and the D's?
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what about the C's and the D's?


Sorry I can't resist the temptation, those were your grades in school.




JK no hard feelings IMadmin. :)
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Those were my grades last year! lol
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I got a C on my first report card of my last year of high school, then I yelled at myself and socked myself in the face and head a few times. Brought that C right up to an A by next report card.

True story, had some very uncomfortable bruises.

Lesson: Self-Discipline.... it works... otherwise you bruise yourself for no reason, which totally makes no sense. Consider it incentive.

Oh and, i'm not weird :roll:
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First rule of Fight Club is...

You do not talk about Fight Club.

Rule number two ...

You DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!

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I'm guessing I would understand that reference now if I had actually seen the movie :lol:
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WHAT?!?! you gotta see it! I think you'd love it...I do. One of my all-time favs!
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Bitch tit bob :lol: :lol:

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