15 January 2012

Stuff you didn't know you didn't know

 
Stuff you didn't know you didn't know
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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: 

$ 16,400

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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 because 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 4, 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 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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YOU 
KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2011 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 bot tom 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 

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NOW you are LAUGHING at 
yourself.

" Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" (Unknown Author)

 
 

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