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Interesting Stuff

INTERESTING
STUFF

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’

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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 U.S. .
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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Intelligent people have
more zinc and copper in their
hair.

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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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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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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 were invented by
women.

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Q.
What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A.
Honey

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

I
cdnuolt
blveiee
that I cluod
aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was
rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch
at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in what oredr
the ltteers in a word are, the
olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the
first and
last ltteer
be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
still raed it
wouthit a porbelm. This is
bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the
word as a
wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 when…

1. You accidentally enter
your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with
real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to
reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at
the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch
with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail
addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell
phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the
groceries.

7.
Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the
screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you
didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a
cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get
up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11.
You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12… You’re
reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know
exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You
are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You
actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this
list.

~AND FINALLY~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Go on, forward this to your friends.
You know you want to!

Marvellous stuff Seb. Thanks for that! Teresa xx

dead right seb xxx

This one bothered me the most:

Intelligent people have
more zinc and copper in their
hair.

I’m Almost BALD!