HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THESE THINGS?
1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
5. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
6. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
7. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
8. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
9. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
10. 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.
11. 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
theair, 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
12. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
13. Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
14. Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
15. Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey
16. Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
He was allergic to carrots.
17. 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".
18. 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 or
what we know today as the honeymoon.
19. 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 their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the
phrase mind your P's and Q's"
20. 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.
21. In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had the
consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone
wanted to have a baby and they got the consent of the King, the King
gave them a placard that they hung on their door while they were having
The placard had F.*.*.K. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it.
Now you know where that came from.
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