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This is a discussion on Interesting Info within the Puff Banter forums, part of the Everything But Cigars category; [SIZE=3]VERY INTERESTING STUFF In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat ...

  
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    Interesting Info

    [SIZE=3]VERY INTERESTING STUFF


    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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S . Treasury.
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    Men can read smaller 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 your elbow.
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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 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:
    Spades - King David
    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 as a result 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 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. 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 all 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 "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 frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The
    rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is
    bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
    wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 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 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 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 your coffee.

    11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

    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.


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    Re: Interesting Info

    I can lick my elbow...does that make me stranger than most? Great thread!
    A mind is like a parachute...it works best when it's open.


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