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RePete
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

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...)
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 world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
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The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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Those 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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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.
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"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that
makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
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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 invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
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Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day
of the year?
A. Father's Day
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Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is
the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
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Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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In Shakespeare's time, mat tresses 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 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 to
mind their own 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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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 this will try to lick their elbow.
Did you?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

Nope!

Good trivia tho.

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Loke
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

Proud to be in the minority.

And the queens?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

I think the Canadians have a shorter sentence than "I am". Eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

multigauge wrote:
I think the Canadians have a shorter sentence than "I am". Eh?

Haha Haha Haha Haha Haha

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whittling
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

3 am boredom getting to you?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.

That's disturbing. Nobody has mentioned the (very realistic) ceramic Mohave rattler I keep in there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Facts Reply with quote

I don't have a medicine cabinet..... I have a foot locker in the shop with all the medical stuff. I wondered why nobody comes to my parties anymore...

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