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  1. steph

    steph New Member

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    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.



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



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



    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: $6,400



    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000



    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.



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



    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 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
    al l four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.



    Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
    Hancock and CharlesThomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the
    last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.



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

    A. Their birthplace



    Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
    requested?

    A. Obsession



    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



    Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

    A. Father's Day



    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"

    Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim,
    or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
    whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by
    this practice.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
     
  2. columbus17

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    I didn't try to lick my elbow, but I'm fixin' to look at statues!!
     
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    Lol. I have looked at them too, and from what I've seen (and read) it is true.
     
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    Try this: http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.htm
     
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    Maybe some of the statue builders didn't read the 'rules ' ... Lol.