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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Funny Website And Little Known Facts

This website allows you to have an at home mammogram. You just press your boobs up against your computer screen and the site does the rest.

Did you know:
-It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

-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)

-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.

-Only two people signed the Declaration of Independenceon July 4th, John Hancock and CharlesThomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

-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......... "good night, sleep tight."

-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.

-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"

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

Blogger Guru said...

I did not try to lick my elbow. I already knew I wasn't flexible enough.

The honeymoon story was cool.

January 12, 2005 6:57 PM


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