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# Trivia

### Wednesday, December 07, 2011

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'.
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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.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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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 cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: £10,120.00
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The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs - Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
(except JC wasn't a king, but I guess he was a ruler)
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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 because 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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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 have in common?

A. All were invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey.
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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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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht 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 wrod as a wlohe. Amazing huh?
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2011 when...

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no 9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a 9 on this list.

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

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Stop trying to lick your elbow!

 IMEMINE1 12/11/2011 8:03AM Loved it. Report Inappropriate Comment
 GERIKRAGH 12/8/2011 12:51PM Sounds like my post from yesterday. Almost everybody likes facts like these. I would add something to #5. If you don't stay in contact with friends and family, it's because they don't have a Facebook account. Report Inappropriate Comment
 SENATOR9 12/8/2011 9:58AM Love your post Mel Report Inappropriate Comment
 THAIBEAUKITTY 12/8/2011 9:13AM Awesome post!I did see if I could lick my elbow ... I'm such a loser. Report Inappropriate Comment
 WIGIME 12/8/2011 7:19AM Great post Mel! Report Inappropriate Comment
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 MSLZZY 12/7/2011 11:49PM Report Inappropriate Comment
 LMMIMI 12/7/2011 10:52PM Mel, you are a treasure and thanks for giving us so many things to laugh (sometimes a belly laugh), smile and chucking about. Report Inappropriate Comment
 SANTAZTIC 12/7/2011 10:51PM I love this! Is there any way I can get a hard copy? Report Inappropriate Comment
 KATHRYNLP 12/7/2011 10:23PM I used to tell my kids if they can kiss their elbow, they'd get to stay up later....This was very entertaining and fun to read.. thx Mel. Report Inappropriate Comment
 SPARKLISE 12/7/2011 9:19PM This was so cool! Report Inappropriate Comment
 FUTUREHOPE49 12/7/2011 7:34PM I am not one of yur 5% Mel! 'Cos I do yoga and I know I can't lick my elbow! LOL!You got me at it now! My letters are all coming out scrambled too! That is very clever! What did happen to no 9???Ofcourse I am going to pass it on! Guess who will receive it?Love and Hugs Ellen Report Inappropriate Comment
 WENDYJM4 12/7/2011 7:24PM well done Mel Report Inappropriate Comment
 WILSON425 12/7/2011 7:11PM Mel, where do you come up with all this stuff? Keep it coming. Report Inappropriate Comment

# Pregnant blonde

### Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The other day my neighbour, who is blonde, came running up to me in the driveway jumping for joy! I didn't know why she was jumping so excitedly but I thought, 'what the heck', and I starting jumping up and down along with her.

She said, "I have some really great news!"

I said, "Great. Tell me why you're so happy."

She stopped jumping and breathing heavily from all the jumping up and down, told me that she was pregnant.

I knew she'd been trying for a while so I told her, "That's great I couldn't be happier for you!"

Then she said, "There's more!"

I asked, "What do you mean there's more."

She said, "Well, we are not having just one baby. We are going to have TWINS!"

Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant, I asked her how she knew.

She said.... "Well, that was the easy part. I went to Wal-Mart and they actually had a home pregnancy kit in a TWIN-pack. Both tests came out positive!"

 CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/8/2011 10:49PM Report Inappropriate Comment
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 TRYINGHARD1948 12/7/2011 1:42PM Ah well, it takes all kinds. Report Inappropriate Comment
 SENATOR9 12/7/2011 9:33AM I new Kathryn would love it Report Inappropriate Comment
 KATHRYNLP 12/7/2011 9:01AM Must be that bleached blonde again.. geesh! Report Inappropriate Comment
 IMEMINE1 12/7/2011 5:28AM That's a good one. Report Inappropriate Comment
 WIGIME 12/7/2011 4:14AM Ah yes, the miracle of medical science! lol Report Inappropriate Comment
 ARTJAC 12/7/2011 3:18AM Report Inappropriate Comment
 WENDYJM4 12/7/2011 12:59AM yep, she's blonde LOL Report Inappropriate Comment
 MERRYMARY42 12/6/2011 11:38PM I like it, Report Inappropriate Comment
 WILSON425 12/6/2011 11:07PM I'm blond but I don't think like one. Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 12/6/2011 11:03PM Yep, she's blonde! Report Inappropriate Comment
 TDWANDD2MYK9 12/6/2011 10:41PM Cough splutter, that was bloody funny, think I've woken Duds. Thinking of you Report Inappropriate Comment
 ASRMOM 12/6/2011 9:48PM Love it!!!! Report Inappropriate Comment
 SANTAZTIC 12/6/2011 7:37PM Good thing they don't sell them by the dozen! Report Inappropriate Comment
 YICHE12 12/6/2011 6:32PM Oh come on Mel, leave the blondes alone! I loved it. Report Inappropriate Comment
 HBOWATCH 12/6/2011 6:03PM LOL Report Inappropriate Comment

# My favourite things

### Monday, December 05, 2011

To commemorate her 69th birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favourite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:

(Sing It!) -
Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things, And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

 FUTUREHOPE49 12/7/2011 7:25PM That is hilarious! I can hear her now! LOL! Report Inappropriate Comment
 WILSON425 12/7/2011 1:23PM Good one. Report Inappropriate Comment
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 KATHRYNLP 12/6/2011 10:12AM Giggles* It should be easy to buy Christmas presents for you. Report Inappropriate Comment
 IMIN2GENES 12/6/2011 8:10AM I love it! I'm sure it was a big hit... I can just hear her singing it too! Report Inappropriate Comment
 CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/6/2011 7:48AM Report Inappropriate Comment
 SENATOR9 12/6/2011 12:55AM nice Report Inappropriate Comment
 ARTJAC 12/5/2011 11:30PM Report Inappropriate Comment
 SANTAZTIC 12/5/2011 11:03PM Funny how we look at things so differently as we get older. Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 12/5/2011 9:37PM Cute! Report Inappropriate Comment
 WENDYJM4 12/5/2011 8:24PM lol, good one. Report Inappropriate Comment

# Making love

### Sunday, December 04, 2011

Paddy met Mick in the street and said, "Paddy, will you draw your bedroom curtains before making love to your wife in future?"

"Because," said Mick, "all the street was laughing when they saw you making love yesterday."

Mick said, "Silly buggers, the laugh is on them. I wasn't home yesterday."

 FUTUREHOPE49 12/8/2011 6:55PM Ha Ha Ha! Report Inappropriate Comment
 IMIN2GENES 12/6/2011 8:11AM Uh oh... Report Inappropriate Comment
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 IDLETYME 12/5/2011 10:41AM oh oh! Report Inappropriate Comment
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 TDWANDD2MYK9 12/5/2011 3:40AM Love it, thanks Mel Report Inappropriate Comment
 TRYINGHARD1948 12/5/2011 3:18AM Oh dear! Report Inappropriate Comment
 KATHRYNLP 12/4/2011 11:56PM Oooops.. Report Inappropriate Comment
 WENDYJM4 12/4/2011 11:53PM lol Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 12/4/2011 10:32PM Wonder who it was? LOL! Report Inappropriate Comment
 WILSON425 12/4/2011 10:22PM Oh no! Report Inappropriate Comment
 SENATOR9 12/4/2011 9:59PM Ah the Irish got to love them Report Inappropriate Comment
 FOUNDER3 12/4/2011 6:46PM Thanks again, came here for a laugh, and you delivered! Good for you.Lovely picture of you and your husband on your Spark Page. Good looking folks! Doing ok, just taking it one day at a time.Hope all is well for you my friend. Report Inappropriate Comment

### Saturday, December 03, 2011

On their honeymoon, the new husband told his bride, "I have a confession to make that I should have made before, but I was concerned that it might affect our relationship."
"What is it?" his new bride asked lovingly.

"I'm a golf fanatic," he said. "I think about golf constantly. I'll be out on the golf course every weekend, every holiday, and every chance I get. If it comes to a choice between your wishes and golf, golf will always win."

His new bride pondered this for a moment and said, "I thank you for your honesty. Now in the same spirit of honesty, I should tell you that I've concealed something about my own past that you should know about. The truth is, I'm a hooker."

"No problem," said her husband, "Just widen your stance a little, and overlap your grip, and that should clear it right up."

 IMIN2GENES 12/6/2011 8:12AM He did give her fair warning... Report Inappropriate Comment
 WIGIME 12/6/2011 7:42AM Well, he DID say he thought about golf all the time! Report Inappropriate Comment
 ARTJAC 12/5/2011 11:32PM Report Inappropriate Comment
 WENDYJM4 12/5/2011 1:58AM lol. I wonder how long the marriage would last Report Inappropriate Comment
 WILSON425 12/4/2011 10:32PM Do men ever really hear when we speak? Report Inappropriate Comment
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 IDLETYME 12/4/2011 10:08AM DUH! Report Inappropriate Comment
 SENATOR9 12/4/2011 8:10AM Oh Kathryn comment hurt just thinking about it Report Inappropriate Comment
 KATHRYNLP 12/4/2011 12:11AM Good thing she's not a slicer.. LoL Report Inappropriate Comment
 LMMIMI 12/3/2011 11:54PM Report Inappropriate Comment
 MSLZZY 12/3/2011 9:30PM I don't think that was what she meant LOL! Report Inappropriate Comment
 TRYINGHARD1948 12/3/2011 9:06PM Report Inappropriate Comment
 FOUNDER3 12/3/2011 7:37PM Very Funny. Should be checking your blogs more often, they are always entertaining!Thanks for keeping up with me! I have actually lost between 10 and 15 pounds of what I had gained during my last painful months, but didn't track it all, in fact didn't even get on the scale for awhile, I was in too much pain, and just too depressed. I am sure when I am able to get back to exercising, I will lose some more. For now, however, I am just glad that I am no longer eating compulsively for comfort!God Bless and happy holidays. Enjoy your summer! Bonnie Report Inappropriate Comment
 MANDALORE 12/3/2011 6:32PM lol!!!!!!!!!!! Report Inappropriate Comment

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