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Sara Arell

Things You May Or May Not Know

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JUST A FEW LITTLE THINGS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT 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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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 before 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 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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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2012 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 into 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 .

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh Sara, I love this! You let me giggle right before I have to turn off my computer and go to bed. It was a very good way to end the day!:bedtime:

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Where in the world do you find this stuff?? Pretty funny!

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FYI - Thomas can lick his elbow. (He has a long tongue.)

 

 

:giggle_bear: :giggle_bear: :giggle_bear:

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What a great way to start the day, Sara.giggle_bear.gifgiggle_bear.gif

 

And yes I did scroll back to see if there was a #9.

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