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Postby Marina2005 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:55 am

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was 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 % 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-sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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The world's youngest parents were

8 and 9 &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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San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of 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 was not added until 5 years later.

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"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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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, dishwashers,

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 to mind their

own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the "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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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


:lol: :lol:
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Postby brother » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:39 pm

:lol: :lol: cool post :lol: :lol: still aiming to lick my elbow but almost broke my neck trying. :lol: :lol:
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Postby magikthrill » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:46 pm

Did you know that:


1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

3. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

4. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.

5. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

6. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

7. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

8. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.

9. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

10. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

11. A 2x4 is 1-1/2 x 3-1/2

12. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

13. Every person has a unique tongue print.

14. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was albino.

15. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

16. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

17. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

18. John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.

19. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

20. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate effects a dog's heart and nervous system, a few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

21. Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.

22. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

23. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

24. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

25. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

26. Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.

27. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

28. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

29. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, miners sent their laundryto Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.

30. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

31. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

32. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

33. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and lower, because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

34. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

35. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

36. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

37. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!

38. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

39. There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.

40. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

41. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

42. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

43. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

44. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'

45. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

46. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

47. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

48. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

49. Roses MAY Be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.

50. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

51. Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

52. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

53. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

54. In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.

55. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

56. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said Elementary, my dear Watson.

57. An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

58. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.

59. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

60. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

61. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

62. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

63. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

64. Most lipstick contains fish scales

65. One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen

66. No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

67. There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

68. If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion

69. The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth

70. Porcupines float in water

71. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye"

72. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet

73. The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches

74. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"
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Postby magikthrill » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:51 pm

More...

75. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds

76. The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur

77. Cat's urine glows under a black-light

78. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1

79. The electric chair was invented by a dentist

80. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland

81. A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average

82. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand

83. The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times

84. Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks

85. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night

86. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone

87. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside

88. A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove

89. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!

90. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!

91. The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!

92. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation

93. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie

94. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year

95. It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska

96. You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206

97. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete

98. Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows

99. The state of Florida is bigger than England

100. It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland

101. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark

102. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!

103. Dolphins sleep with one eye open

104. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old

105. In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow

106. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100mph

107. In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons

108. Slugs have 4 noses

109. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!

110. Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet

111. Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue

112. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!

113. Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes

114. Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy

115. A jellyfish is 95 percent water

116. In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals

117. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate

118. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump

119. The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly

120. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States

121. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet

122. America once issued a 5-cent bill

123. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

124. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and month

125. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool, he changed it every 2 innings

126. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung

127. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years

128. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

129. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying

130. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head

131. In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs

132. In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word

133. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin

134. The average person laughs 13 times a day

135. Dogs can hear sounds that you can't

136. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lighting than women

137. It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them (AW HOW CUTE)

138. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!

139. Of all the words in the English language, the word "set" has the most definitions

140. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

141. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E'

142. There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year

143. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!

144. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right of left handed... or is that pawed?!

145. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven

146. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints

147. Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow

148. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings

149. Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight

150. The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

151. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people

152. A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court

153. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again
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