Saturday, March 1, 2014

Silly Saturday Stuff...!

Here is a little list of interesting facts you might enjoy. Just a little something to break up your dull weekend, ya know?

Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know!

 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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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 of the year, are more collect calls made 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 new 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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I do hope that you enjoyed this silly little list of trivia facts! Hope you all have a very nice day!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Another Springlike day outside!

8 comments:

Ken said...

...'cept for the coke, elbow, and honey, all those are new to me, good one Jim...good indeed Brother..

Chickenmom said...

Sure good to know about the honey - my favorite food!

Mamahen said...

Now i'm well educated:)) It is supposed to be 50 here today, but a winter storm moving in tonight and hanging on till Monday pm....Have time for a cup and i'll bring some snicker doodles to share :))

JO said...

Well that was fun. But no I won't try to lick my elbow haha

has been windy here for 3 days now and we are supposed to get some rain. I'll believe that when it happens.

Pass the pot please.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Glad to hit you with something new! Great to see you again, my friend!

Thanks for coming over!



Hey Phyllis...
Nature's perfect food! I love the fact that it doesn't spoil.

Thanks for coming over today!



Hey Mamahen...
I do love me some snicker doodles!

This Winter just won't go away, will it?

Thanks for the visit this morning!



Hey Jo...
Shoot! I was looking forward to seeing that!

I don't know what to say about this crazy weather any more!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over!

deborah harvey said...

on the elbow licking it should say 'except for gene simmons'. i wonder if he can do it.
deb h.

HermitJim said...

Hey Deb...
If anyone could, it would be him!

Thanks for the visit today!

commoncents said...

AWESOME! Very, very cool (and I won't try the lick).

I might have to borrow this later - with a big Hat Tip!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com