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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Z3PR

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    TRIVIA


    > HOW CAN YOU LIVE ON WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS?
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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 US 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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    > The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
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    > The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
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    > The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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    > The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
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    > The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
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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:
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    > Spades - King David
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    > Hearts - Charlemagne
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    > Clubs -Alexander, the Great
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    > 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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    > 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
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    > Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
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    > A. Their birthplace
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    > Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
    > requested?
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    > 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"?
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    > A. One thousand
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    > Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
    > printers all have in common?
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    > A. All invented by women.
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    > Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
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    > A. Honey
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    > Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
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    > A. Father's Day
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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."
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    > 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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    > ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    > At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
     
  2. 86chevybanshee

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    i didnt try and lick my elbow i swear :D
     
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    :mad: I can't lick my elbow.... so I proved you right on that! :grin:
     
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    I always thought that was true till Snopes called BS on it…Link…pissed me off because I lost an argument over it.:blush:
     
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    Did you know that only women can make their elbows touch each other behind their back? Have one try it sometime. :D
     
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    narrow shoulders
     
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    That's not the point ... turn your perv mind on. ;)
     
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    hahahaha, sometimes not having my dirty mind on all the time really does leave me at a disadvantage.
     

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