Sunday, October 30, 2005

Interesting Facts

1. 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.

2. In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb.”

3. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred & Wilma Flintstone.

4. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

5. Coca-Cola was originally green.

6. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

7. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

8. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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

10. 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.

11. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs 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.

12. 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

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

14. 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.”

15. 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.

16. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. 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.”

17. Finally…At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

PS Do 4 Love...Again, I'm not a hardcore rap fan but I love this lil' song...

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15 Comments

  1. Blogger LaiaLy_q8 posted at 10:09 PM  
    I think i leaned a lot today :)
  2. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:28 PM  
    Laialy: :)
  3. Blogger q8tyshareef posted at 1:45 AM  
    18. 99% of bloggers have nothing beter to do!
  4. Blogger Baroque posted at 2:21 AM  
    coke.. green..
    interesting! AND DISGUSTING! at the same time ;p~

    i'm part of the 25% hehe i didn't try to lick my elbows ;P~
  5. Blogger Sedna posted at 2:53 AM  
    yep I didn't try to lick my elbow either! Ha!
    erm actually that's because I've read that "fact" elsewhere and made a fool of myself already :p
  6. Blogger Erzulie posted at 3:54 AM  
    Q8tyshareef: Hahaaa...saj :P

    Charisma: The un-elbow licking minority member :P I know, green Coke sounds like strained puke.

    Sedna: Hehe...sorta like that thing where people tell you if your hand is the same size of your face you're gonna die...and then POW!
  7. Blogger Sou posted at 4:50 AM  
    12. 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


    I didn't know that! Oh wait, but i DO NOW! :D
  8. Blogger Erzulie posted at 7:21 AM  
    Sou: :P
  9. Blogger Jewaira posted at 9:58 PM  
    I loved all the bits of info
    And yes! Lol I did try to lick my elbow!
  10. Blogger Erzulie posted at 10:54 PM  
    Jewaira: I tried to do it too but I ended up straining my shoulder a bit :P
  11. Blogger shady q80 posted at 3:19 PM  
    1) nice

    2) hahaha..will use that phrase now "I shall now inforce the rule of thumb upon you, my dear"

    3) kinky

    6) I tried. I failed.

    8) eh?

    11) where did you get that from?

    17) guilty as charged.
  12. Blogger Erzulie posted at 11:54 PM  
    Shady:

    1) No not nice! Well at least we're in the sport now :)

    2) And we shall enforce the new found rule of high heeled shoes.

    3) Stone Age. They remind me of how mismatched the physiques are in 'King of Queens.'

    6) Ditto.

    8) You categorized yourself into a lesser section with that answer of yours!

    11) It's a known fact! I learned about it in history class so it's not my first time coming across this piece of information.

    17) Same here :P
  13. Blogger 7tenths posted at 4:46 AM  
    Tongue.. Can't.. Reach.. Elbow! :P
  14. Blogger Erzulie posted at 2:14 PM  
    7tenths: Haha! :P
  15. Blogger FA$HIONISTA posted at 3:07 PM  
    ok soo i tried licking my elbow :s o0o i did soo its not impossible :S

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