The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Mad Facts
May 4, 2006, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Food For Thought

I love facts, not because I am a smart arse but because I love to find out how the things we take for granted, began.  Soooooo, for your viewing pleasure, here are some 'things' for you …

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

In the 1400s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.  Hence we have '… the rule of thumb'.

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.  

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321   

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go to 'one thousand' before you wrote the letter 'A'.

Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.

The only food that doesn't spoil is honey.

The day where there are more collect calls than any other day of the year is 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 tight."

AND FINALLY … at least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!!!

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I’ve got one wet arm

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