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interesting facts.. (some true some not)

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by tanyathecheeky, Feb 17, 2007.

  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


    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.

    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and

    Wilma Flintstone

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

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

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:


    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:

    Spades - King David

    Hearts - Charlemagne

    Clubs -Alexander, the Great

    Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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

    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.

    Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until


    would find the letter "A"?

    A. One thousand

    Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser

    printers all have in common?

    A. All invented by women.

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

    A. Honey

    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."

    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


    "mind your P's and Q's"

    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


    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

    *edited title due to some of these apparently being incorrect*
  2. Sorry to correct, but....

    Like most modern words, the word "golf" derives from older languages and dialects. In this case, the languages in question are medieval Dutch and old Scots.

    The medieval Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" meant "club." It is believed that word passed to the Scots, whose old Scots dialect transformed the word into "golve," "gowl" or "gouf."

    By the 16th Century, the word "golf" had emerged.

    Just thought you should know.

  3. A very interesting read, thank you.
  4. Re: interesting facts..

    Your right - it doesn't work :facepalm:
  5. Don't worry me mcbigg, I only posted it because I tried to lick my elbow :grin:
  6. And I only know about the golf thing because I saw it on the last episode of Getaway. :wink:
  7. Re: interesting facts..

    Not for the last 11 years


    First bullet proof vest's were not invented by a woman but men Ned Kelly and also a silk vest invented In 1881 by George Emery Goodfellow

    Yes fire escapes were invented by a woman Anna Connelly

    Close, the windscreen wiper was invented by a man named J. H. Apjohn but later the first wiper arm was invented by a woman Mary Anderson

    The laser printer was definitely not invented by a woman but by Gary Starkweather at Xerox.

    Patents are my hobby
  8. OK.. to make everyone happy would you like me to delete everything but the licking of the elbow??

  9. Nope, threads like this are fun and informative, without your first post i'd never know any of this info.
  10. LOL...Ohh poor Tanya...its only a forum and they're still interesting. Only some of us now still think your an :angel: :LOL:
  11. Smartee, next thing you're going to tell me is that they didn't build the great wall of china to keep the rabbits out right??


    sorry, couldn't help it :grin:
  12. Actually I know a girl who can lick her elbow. Very short chick, wouldn't believe it until I saw her do it myself.
  13. yep, wot he ^^ said.

    they had a girl on FM104.7 do it for them on air when i was working in QBN
  14. Hhhmm, looks like your living up to your forum name.

    I actually know from good resources that the great wall of china was built to keep the wild rice from Shanhai Pass growing and seeding into Lop Nur. The emperor Nasi Goreng was a passionate fried rice connoisseur and didnt like the tougher wild rice grain intergrating spoiling Lop Nur's softer grain crops.

    The wind from the north would would blow this over the country side until the wall was built for this purpose. In those days you didnt need water swamps to grow rice it could grow wild.


    :rofl: :rofl:

    I dont think I've told such a taller story before in my life.

    :rofl: :rofl:
  15. We also have a better sense of smell in the morning.
    When the ballarat fires were burning (I live in Inner Eastern subs) I was apparently sleep-walking and accusing my housemate of burning things because I could smell the smoke. :shock:

    It also had coke in it.


    The Babylonian chicks did however invent the beer!!!
    You luv us! :beer:

    I think I tried that one in grade two.... [-(