Thursday, November 8, 2007

Things you should know....

  1. 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"-----------------------

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

  6. Coca-Cola was originally green

  7. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

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

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

  11. The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour: 61,000

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

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

*I couldn't leave these out:

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King DavidHearts - CharlemagneClubs -Alexander, the GreatDiamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321


Julie said...

I like your list!! So many things I was not aware of. Thanks for stopping by my place earlier! :)

Patti said...

Great list!!! Some of these I knew. I didn't know the GOLF one. That's interesting! And I have to admit that I tried to lick my elbow! (How embarassing!) Hugs!

shannymar said...

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who tried to lick her elbow! Haha! Great list! Thanks for sharing!!!

Babystepper said...

Lots of fun information. I love trivia. Really. I read books of it sometimes just for kicks. (Yes, I'm a nerd. I know.)

KC said...

WOW now that is some interesting stuff.. I'm such a geek.. I read the elbow licking one and just had to see if I could.. LOL.. I know I need help. :)
Happy T13

Lisa said...

loved the list! I love little bits of facts like that!

Blue Momma said...

Very cool list.

Now I'm off to try and lick my elbow!

Erin said...

good to know! thanks! :)

Natalie said...

That's a fun list!

Qtpies7 said...

I didn't know the Golf one, either.

Sniz said...

I just read this list outloud to my husband-fascinating stuff. Thanks for another, better reason to tell my kids we're not getting a dog!
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