Sunday, January 17, 2010

VERY INTERESTING STUFF - Don't Miss it

This is an forwarded email, that I received one of my friends.

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'

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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.

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

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

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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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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
their hair.


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The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
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 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 causes.


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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 all 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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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 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.


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At least 75% of people who read this will try to
lick their elbow!

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