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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'

 

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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

 

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

 

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

 

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this..) ---The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

 

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

 

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

 

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

 

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 causes.

 

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace

 

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 bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, laser printers , & binary language all have in common? A. All were 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 firmer 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'

 

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And lastly, at least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

 
 

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