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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blaze, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS?
    >
    > The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV Were 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 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 world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China In 1910.
    >
    > The youngest
    pope was 11 years old.
    >
    > The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
    >
    > Those 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 all 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 Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,
    > but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
    >
    > "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
    > Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks
    > like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
    > Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    > A.Conception.
    >
    > Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their
    > birthplace
    > Most boat owners name their boats.
    > Q 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. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the
    > year?
    > A. Father's Day
    >
    > Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
    > ironic?
    > A. He was allergic to carrots.
    >
    > Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
    > A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
    >
    > 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 "good night, sleep tight".
    >
    > It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for 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. We know it
    > 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 their own
    > 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.
    >
    > In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
    > Ladies
    > Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
    >
    > AND FINALLY.......! ..............................
    >
    > At least 75% of people who read about the elbow for the first time will
    > try to lick their Elbow!
    > Stop It, you look stupid
    >

    BTW, I tried to lick my elbow /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. 4x4Freak

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    Very interesting. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. Tybee

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    At least 75% of people who read about the elbow for the first time will
    &gt; try to lick their Elbow!
    &gt; Stop It, you look stupid
    &gt;

    BTW, I tried to lick my elbow

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