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Ace (freakchild) wrote,
@ 2003-11-03 10:56:00
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    Current mood: geeky

    Wisdom Shared
    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.
    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the
    US Treasury.
    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear
    Coca-Cola was originally green.
    It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to
    work: Alaska
    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
    The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
    The average number of people airborne over the US any given
    hour: 61,000
    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China
    in 1910.
    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
    The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
    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 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 Independence on July 4th,
    John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on
    August 2,
    but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
    Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    A. Their birthplace
    Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular
    boat name requested?
    A. Obsession
    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 all have in common?
    A. All invented by women.
    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
    Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day
    of the year?
    A. Father's Day
    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
    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"
    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.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their

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