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29 August 2019

The news the last few days is just too entirely depressing so let's just read some weird facts for a change.

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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


Coca-Cola was originally green.


It is impossible to lick your elbow.


The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:  $10,120.00
(you mean that's how much we've spent on Pollly????)


The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.


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??


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 because 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 you would find the letter 'A'?
A.. One thousand


Q... What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
A.. All were 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 Landlord 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."


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.


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


Don't delete the following just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that 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 word as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?



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 mobile 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 mobile 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.  Go on, forward this to your friends.  You know you want to!  And stop trying to lick your elbow


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