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    Matt Savoie~Soul Skater CzarinaAnya's Avatar
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    Funny/Interesting facts

    My Uncle Elvis sent me this in an e-mail

    Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus the word GOLF entered intothe English language.

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    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred andWilma 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: $6,400
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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 theair, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the airthe person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse hasall 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 4th, JohnHancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but thelast 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 (not me! I'm states away)
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    Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat namerequested? 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 laserprinters all 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 (ooh that's sad, but true)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 tosleep 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 monthafter the wedding, the bride's father would supply
    his son-in-law with allthe mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar waslunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today asthe 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 pintsand 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 therim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they usedthe whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspiredby 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 canread 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 frist and lsatltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll
    raed it wouthit aporbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter byistlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2007 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 thatthey don't have e-mail addresses.
    6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see ifanyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
    7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of
    thescreen.
    8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even havethe first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic andyou 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 thismessage.
    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 thislist. AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.
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    I like pie. Tonichelle's Avatar
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    were these check on snopes.com?

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    Matt Savoie~Soul Skater CzarinaAnya's Avatar
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    I don't know, my uncle sent it to me.

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    And under COP, if the moon is in its crescent phase, each judge must deduct from a cheated axel the square root of his ex-wife's weight.

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    Now that's the perfect way to start the day... Thanks to you & your uncle!

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    That was funny! After I read the part where it said it is impossible to lick your elbow, I tried to do it. At the bottom, I read the part that says "75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!" Well, I'm part of that 75%!
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    LOL, yeah, Uncle Elvis has a weird sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    And under COP, if the moon is in its crescent phase, each judge must deduct from a cheated axel the square root of his ex-wife's weight.

    I think that's true lol

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