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DD    Posted 01-10-2005 at 07:07:06       [Reply]  [No 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.
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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...)
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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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> > The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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> > Clubs -Alexander, the Great
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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
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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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> > Q What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
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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.
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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."
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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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> > At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
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reminds me ...    Posted 01-10-2005 at 10:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
of an incident that happened to me many years ago when we had been married for less than a year. Nope, I ain't gonna tell it either:^)
ron,ar


~Lenore    Posted 01-10-2005 at 07:18:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
The other 25% will think about it but not try it.
That is what I did. LOL


Grove r    Posted 01-10-2005 at 09:38:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Double D....never realy think where these sayings come from, but it sure is great to have some idea.....mum used to use them by the carload, but never realy thought much about them, takk for sharing....be carefull with the mergers, especialy old S&W and VS...you did a bang-up job on that....have a good one, R.E.L.


SusieQ    Posted 01-10-2005 at 14:34:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love trivia...thanks.


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