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Vev Wed 25-Apr-07 08:29:19

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat
his wife with a stick 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

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

Q. What do bullet-proof 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
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.

Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you
can read it..........

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
wouthit a porbelm Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

~~~~~~~~~~~ AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!!!!!!

LieselVentouse Wed 25-Apr-07 09:31:08

I didnt

Megglevache Wed 25-Apr-07 09:33:45

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LieselVentouse Wed 25-Apr-07 09:34:56

Hi, how are you?

Megglevache Wed 25-Apr-07 09:44:43

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Enid Wed 25-Apr-07 09:46:04

it explains cod

LieselVentouse Wed 25-Apr-07 09:47:13

When are you due?

Megglevache Wed 25-Apr-07 10:01:18

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missgiggles Fri 22-Jun-07 22:56:04


elasticbandstand Fri 22-Jun-07 23:01:32

well i thought aout licking my elbow. does that count

AttilaTheMum Fri 22-Jun-07 23:01:35

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

One hundred and one?

elasticbandstand Fri 22-Jun-07 23:02:12

oo get you atilla

tatt Sun 24-Jun-07 06:30:32

A good reason for not worrying about mistypes.

ChipButty Sun 24-Jun-07 07:42:16

Love stuff like this

NotReallyFlashGordon Sat 30-Jun-07 20:05:09

like it

MrsCellophane Sat 30-Jun-07 20:20:59

Oops. Tried to lick my elbow. Worse still - have seen that before and forgot!

kyala Mon 09-Jul-07 17:32:03

"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 "

Surely one hundred and one is the answer?

kyala Mon 09-Jul-07 17:40:31

Ok DH just said "surely there is no A in the word numbers. . . . so it would take you a really really really really really long time"

Twiglett Mon 09-Jul-07 17:43:49

the Horse thing is bollocks too

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