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PostSubject: How can you live without knowing these things   Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:44 pm

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.
(or can you? http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow.jpg http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow2.jpg)
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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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Those 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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Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine
that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.
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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. There are more collect calls on this day than any
other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
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Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs
Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
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Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all
people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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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 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 their own 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 refill, they used the whistle
to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is he phrase
inspired by this practice.
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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~~~~~~~~~~~~
At least 75% of people who read this will try to
lick their elbow.
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