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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stuff you didn't know you didn't know



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 was "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 of the horse 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 ceramiccups.
When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service.
'Wet your whistle'
is the phrase inspired by this practice.
 
 
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING
IN 2015 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 send this to.
 
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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