Monday, July 12, 2010

So Funny I had to share

 A friend sent this to me.  I have no idea where it originated from as it is one of those emails that I'm sure gets forwarded a lot.  But I loved this one and thought you might get a chuckle or two out of it as well.

Enjoy!




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 was 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 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 '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


first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a


taotl mses and you


can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This


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










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






NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.








I'm not sure how much is true but I loved it and laughed my head off. I haven't tried to lick my elbow...yet. Ha ha ha...but the thought is there. Have a fantastic Monday!

Lacey Thorn
It's your world...unlaced
http://www.lacythorn.com/
 

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