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    [Apr 11, 2006]
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    In the 1400's 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".

    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.

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

    Coca-Cola was originally green.

    It is impossible to lick your elbow.

    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 first novel ever written on a yypewriter:
    Tom Sawyer.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in 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.

    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

    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 prase.........
    "goodnight, sleep tight."

    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.


    Believe it or not, you can read this.

    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the human mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word 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 a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

    ~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
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    [Apr 11, 2006]
    only 75% /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    some new ones there for me, cheers
    Chas
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    Still trying to lick my elbows.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    well found. I already know not to try to lick my elbow LOL
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    [Apr 11, 2006]
    i can lick my elbow!!

    the thing about the statues of horses is not true im afraid, in most cases the family and/or regiment chose the stance of the horse.
    see this link for confirmation.

    horse tales.
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