Some useless trivia




 
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Boots
 
February 1st, 2005  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: Some useless trivia


*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...)
*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:
*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 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?
*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. Which day are there more collect calls than any
*other day of the year?
*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."
*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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*75% of people who read this will try to lick their
*elbow
February 1st, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Go me, i'm part of the 25%.
February 1st, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
am i still in the 25% if ive read taht earlier?
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Boots
February 1st, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Did u try it the first time?
February 1st, 2005  
Popeye
 
 
Hahaha, very nice information - I have heard about the elbow one before, I know it is impossible... but I still provided myself with the satisfaction of getting kind of close

~Pop
February 1st, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nulli secundus
Did u try it the first time?
yes, but i dislocated my shoulder and did lick my elbow
February 1st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The world is not real... Neo, this is the matrix...
February 1st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Here's another little useless one:

The first inter-racial kiss on TV was on Star Trek when Captain Kirk kissed Lt. Uhura. Interestingly enough, as it was 1968, most letters were favorable. They even got a letter from a Southerner who said "I'm against the mixin' of the races but when a guy like Captain Kirk meets a nice dish like Lt. Uhura he's not gonna hold back!". Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura said she kept that letter - she thought it was so funny.
December 2nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Top notch!

January 10th, 2007  
Sevens
 
 
Very nice!