I'm sending this to
anyone who might be a trivia junky
I thought it was pretty interesting.
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
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 was Fred
and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed
for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than
women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your
The average number of people
airborne over the
US any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. (I wonder
if I take
more zinc and wear copper I get
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in
history: Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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
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, and
laser printers all have in common? A. All 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
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law
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
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"
Many years ago in
frequenters had a whistle baked into
the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill,
used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
inspired by this practice.
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you
can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer
be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll
wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is
bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the
wrod as a wlohe. Amazing huh?
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow