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    Default Bet You Didn't Know That... (Or Not sure how much is true but...)

    1. In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his
    wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of
    thumb"

    2. 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.

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

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

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

    6. Coca-Cola was originally green.

    7. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    8..The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to
    work:......Alaska

    9. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The
    percentage of North America that is wilderness:........38%

    10. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

    11.The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

    12. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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

    14.The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

    15. 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

    16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

    A. Their birthplace

    20. Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
    requested?

    A. Obsession

    21. 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

    22. Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
    printers all have in common?

    A. All invented by women.

    23. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

    A. Honey

    24. which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

    A. Father's Day

    25. 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."

    26. 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.

    27. 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"

    28. 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.

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

    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

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    Well that passed an interesting 5 minutes.

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    very entertaining that

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    Some good stuff there .........................but Mrs D says the answer to number 21 is one hundred And one ...........you decide

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    I must be in the 25% tat didn't try to lick me elbow.


    But only because i'd heard it before and tried it the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendo
    I must be in the 25% tat didn't try to lick me elbow.


    But only because i'd heard it before and tried it the first time.
    . Absolutely correct.
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

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