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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Some Fun & Interesting Facts

Did You Know?

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.

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.

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 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 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.'
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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.

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

These are GREAT!!! I especially love the one about fire escapes and other helpful things that were designed by women!! Whoo hoo! ;)

AC Associates said...

Hello Rebecca,
Wow, Am I sure late in responding! I didn't even realize you had left a comment.
I thank you for stopping by and happy you enjoyed this post. I too liked the fact that women had designed some great things and couldn't wait to post about it.

AC Associates said...

SUSAN,
As you continue to leave unrelated comments to my posts with links back to a site, I find it a little odd that your profile is blocked and not visable. Why?
I delete your comments almost immediately because one- they are not related and 2- I think this is a cheap way to get your links. You don't even ask for an exchange, which I would gladly do IF I found your site worthwhile to share.
I have posted about hypnotism and have to relax and destress. At least you can do is leave a worthwhile comment for my readers to learn from or enjoy.
I am deleting your comments once again and asking to not just leave these random unassociated comments.

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