Wednesday, 16 February 2005


Aren't emails great for learning new things?  Just like journals!!  I'll do a proper entry later but for now here's something I had on an email!!


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.


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:


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.


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.    


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."


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.


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.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

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


rachealcarol said...

I'm rolling on the floor lauging now (I tried to lick my elbow lolol).  These are great Jen.  I like the maths one too, I never realised that.  Leaving with a smile, thanks for sharing them. xxR

shadp said...

You must certainly get some interesting emails - I don't get stuff like that! Some of those quotes really made me laugh though! LOL.


ghwt9996 said...

Have to laugh my dad was telling my 8 year old niece she couldn't lick her elbow yesterday, course she tried and failed.  Wonder if a contortionist could do it?  Great little entry Jen.

quartrlyfecrysis said...

HAHAHA!  Peyton and I sat here for 5 minutes trying to lick our elbows!!
That was great!

sarajanesmiles said...

I got this email too, and yes, we all sat around trying to lick our elbows!!
Love this kind of stuff!
Sara   x