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  1. #1
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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.
    >
    >In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat
    >his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the
    >rule of thumb"
    >
    >
    >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 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= 12,345,678,98 7,654,321
    >
    >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.
    >
    >
    >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
    >
    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."
    >
    t 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.
    >
    Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
    >
    >I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty Uesdnatnrd What I was Rdgnieg.The Phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to Rscheearch
    >at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the Ltteers in a word are, The Olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the first and last Ltteer be in the rghit Pclae The rset can be a taotl mses and you can Still raed it wouthit a Porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not Raed ervey lteter by Istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    >~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >

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

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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.
    >
    >In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat
    >his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the
    >rule of thumb"
    >
    >
    >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 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= 12,345,678,98 7,654,321
    >
    >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.
    >
    >
    >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
    >
    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."
    >
    t 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.
    >
    Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
    >
    >I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty Uesdnatnrd What I was Rdgnieg.The Phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to Rscheearch
    >at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the Ltteers in a word are, The Olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the first and last Ltteer be in the rghit Pclae The rset can be a taotl mses and you can Still raed it wouthit a Porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not Raed ervey lteter by Istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    >~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >

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

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    No I am not going to lick my elbow but I just wanted to tell you I love this kind of stuff

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    These are good. I had heard some of them before but not most of them. Here is another for you. A few hundred years ago, in England, because medicine was not as precise as it is now, coffins had a tube from the coffin to the outside ground. If the person buried wasn't really dead, then they could yell & be unburied. A man had to keep watch over the new coffins at night. That's where the term "graveyard shift" came from.
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    Interesting stuff.
    Lynn

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    Geart Sutff! SFT MSA

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    Cool stuff!
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    I love these! thanks for sharing

    Judy- I think in our country in Victorian times they used a string attached to the deceased finger that led out of the coffin above ground to a bell for the same reason. Have you ever heard that? may be that's where the n phrase "dead ringer" comes from!

    And did i try to lick my elbow?... I'll never tell!


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    lol Christi
    Lynn

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    cool stuff!

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