Friday, January 20, 2012

Trivia Time

Interesting Facts

In the 1400s a law was set forth in  England  that a man was allowed to
beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. 
Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'
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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. 
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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 US 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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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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Did you try to lick your elbow?


11 comments:

  1. Hahahahahahaha, not only did I try....I'm still trying!!! Thanks for the fun post Lori. Perfect for a Friday!

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  2. Cute post, Lori! No, I did not try to lick my elbow thank goodness. Actually, it didn't look that appetizing! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am still trying to lick mine to no avail!

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  3. Okay, since ladies now play Golf, they need to make the letters stand for something else such as Gentlemen or Ladies Frolicking! Thanks for the fun trivia!

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  4. 2 of my 6 kids can lick their elbows:) It is really funny! I figure it will be good for a few beers later in life LOL!

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    1. Wow, that is great. How in the world can they do it?

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    2. I am not sure how they can do it but it is really funny! I will have to take a photo & post it on FB:)

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