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    hippychick's Avatar Memo, what memo? BT Rep: +5
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    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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    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...)
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    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 U.S. in any given hour: 61,000
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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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    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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    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 were invented by women.
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    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
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    Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
    A. Father's Day
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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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    plae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    That one is a lie, so I wonder how many others are wrong?

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    sArA's Avatar Ex-Moderatererer
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    proof?

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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.
    The term golf is believed to have originated from a Germanic word for "club". It has been hypothesised that golf is actually an acronym for gentlemen only; ladies forbidden, but this is believed to be an urban legend. - Wikipedia

    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
    It was Mr./Mrs. Brady from The Brady Bunch as I've heard it. I remember my parents saying that everyone was talking about it the next day at work. I don't think think The Flintstones was ever a primetime TV show anyhow.

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.Treasury.
    Waaaaay off. Anyone who has ever been to a US Mint to see them print money will know this one is way off.



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    maybe during the depression?

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    Most of those are incorrect.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippychick
    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
    Not if you start counting from "half"

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by sArA
    proof?
    One of my friends can do it.
    Which prooves there are probably others that can do it too.

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    ...I can.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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