Sunday, May 20, 2007

Did you know?

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"
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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.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 State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get >this
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in 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
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
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
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
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.
99 percent of you tried to lick your elbow


Kvatch said...

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

...and, though most people don't know this, cable cars are still being built, by hand, in the Municipal Railway's shop. The most recent entered service in 2001.

MaryAnn said...

Very interesting.

And I always knew I was different....I'm the 1% who didn't try to lick my elbow, but I'm pretty sure I could do it if I tried, LOL.

sumo said...

The Golf one got my attention.