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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

 

Coca-Cola was originally green.

 

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

 

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

 

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

 

The average number of people airborne over the US at any given hour:

61,000

 

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

 

The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

 

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

 

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David,

Hearts – King Tom,

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.

 

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

 

Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?

A. Conception.

 

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 bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laserprinters all have in common?

A. All invented by women.

 

Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A. Honey

 

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 or what 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 their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase

"mind your P’s and Q’s"

 

In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden…. and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

 

In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex. The placard had

F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where that came from.

 

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3 responses »

  1. W: Maybe they should change one of those Kings in the deck of cards, so it can represent a more deserving person.KT

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  2. Hi! Just coming by to see how things are going. I love those. Never even thought about half of them before. Noticed that you came by just was I was updating so you didn\’t get to see the new post for today. I think it finally published after you left. Think you might enjoy them, and feel free to grab if you want.Happy Friday!~Hugs~

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  3. Hi Wendy? I\’m guessing that\’s ur name. lol. Love this. Thanks for stopping by my space. It\’s just my rants, raves and my mundane life experiences. That might just make you stay away. lol. Which is not my intention. Have a great day.

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