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STUFF YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW

Monday, May 07, 2012

Stuff you didn't know you didn't know!

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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
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The State with the
highest percentage of people who walk to work:
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The percentage of
Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)
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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:

\$ 16,400
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The average number
of people airborne over the U.S.
in 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:
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 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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Only two people signed the
Declaration of Independence on July 4,
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. 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 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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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
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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!

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING
IN 2012
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 cell phone to see

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

8. Leaving the house without your cell 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

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 you're LAUGHING at yourself!
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves,
for they shall never cease to be amused!"
(Unknown Author)

Go on, forward this to your friends. You know
you want to! Go lick your elbow.

• WORKINGOUT12
Ha ha! This was the best blog. Yes, my friend tried to lick her elbow. I already knew that I couldn't!
2147 days ago
• JUDYAMK
love this blog ,i learned a few things thanks for posting
Judy
2149 days ago
• GEEKSMEGGLY
So cute, so true!
2182 days ago
• LENHARDT
Just saw this blog and I absolutely loved it Monty! Thank you :)
2184 days ago
• SLENDERELLA61
I had missed this blog. Glad I caught it now. No, I didn't notice 9 was missing and yes, I did roll back to look. But no, I didn't try to lick my elbow. Somehow I already knew I couldn't do it. Very interesting, Monty! -Marsha
2185 days ago
• SHANTISHANTI
Thoroughly enjoyed your blog, thanks Monty!

2188 days ago
• MYTHYMENOW
I did not know most of the info. Very fun. Thanks for sharing. Now...about the elbow...

2192 days ago
• FITAT50
Thanks for the knowledge and smiles!
2202 days ago
• GRAMMAP1
I guess you could call much of this blog: Trivia. Our Son with the Military in Korea will enjoy this. Detail and trivia have made him a valuable member of the Army. I just had to chuckle at a lot of these. I tried the elbow one, but got alert and never checked back on #9 I believed you!
2203 days ago
• MYSTERYROSE74
I love this!! I didn't notice the missing number 9, and yes, I did go back and look. And yes, I am laughing at myself.
2203 days ago
• MERRYMARY42
Great things to ponder, but I absolutely knew the one about men and womens hearing, I know very few men over fifty that can hear better than most women
2203 days ago
• HIKESHAPPY
If I weren't at work, I might have tried to lick my elbow - lol:-)

I loved these - but I still think I can read smaller print than my DH:-)

Thanks for sharing, Monty!
2203 days ago
• MNNICE
Gotta love these days of technology! Makes me wonder how much more advanced we'll be in 10 years!
2203 days ago
• GLORYB83
I'm in that 75% who tried to lick their elbow when they read that they can't, LOL.

And NO, I didn't notice there was no #9 on that list!

Boy, you caught me good on several of these things and I'm laughing my head off! Thanks for the great laugh!

2203 days ago
• DIDMIS
Monty how clever. I had wondered when you would post a blog. It wasn't what I expected but it.
Oh by the way Happy mother's day. I just had to give you a laugh also.
2203 days ago
• YELLOW09RED
I really like this Monty.
Thank you for sharing it.
Hugs & Smiles
Debbie
2203 days ago
• JOYINKY
Interesting and Fun; thanks for sharing.
2203 days ago
• HAPPYSOUL91
Great way to start a Monday....smiling.

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000
(and they were all with me when I was flying to Chicago)
2203 days ago
• BLESSED2BEME
Awesome post Monty! I am certainly smiling now and about the only thing I knew before reading this was that Honey doesn't spoil.
2203 days ago
• SHOAPIE

2204 days ago
• UNSTOPPABLE_
Monty,
I did NOT try to lick my elbow....But I did check about #9. Thank you for the laughter. I'm STILL smiling!

Have a great day...
Hugs, Teresa
2204 days ago
• DOTTY7267
Too funny . . .and real!
2204 days ago
• MCMAHANEY
I love list like this.
2204 days ago