As smart as you are..I bet you didn't know some of this

*lulu*

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AS SMART AS YOU ARE...I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW SOME OF THIS !!


> >
> > 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.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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 State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
> > Alaska!
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this..) The
> > percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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 world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > The youngest pope was 11 years old.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
> > Tom Sawyer.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 111,111,111 X 111,111,111equals 12345678987654321
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John
> > Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
> > the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
> > looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
> > A. Conception.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
> > A. Their birthplace
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat
> > name?
> > requested?
> > A. Obsession
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the
> > year?
> > A. Father's Day
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
> > ironic?
> > A. He was allergic to carrots.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
> > A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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".
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 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 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 their
> > own 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.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
> > Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
> > language.
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow! :)
 

*lulu*

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Well did it work?

QUOTE=eclipse_storm]I tried to lick my elbow .....[/QUOTE]
 

wife

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lol @ Eclipse... Cool post Lulu! I love all kinds of useless knowledge.
 

Witchyone

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Thanks for the info...
had heard some before but nice to have
the memory refreshed---
 

ladybug369

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Thanks..I enjoy reading useless info too..Somewhere I will add one of them to a conversation..LOl
 

Shkeeptareh

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funny and true stuff ....accept "Go." is the shortest complete sentance in the english language. ps. anyone else know that George Dubya Bush has Royal Albaninan Blood, humphry Bogart and Princess Diana were Seventh cousins and Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button? thought you otta know? :bigsmile:
 

swordfish

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lmao.........I've read pretty much all of em too..........and yes like so many others
the first time I read it I tried to lick my elbow............and NO If some one said
"you can't lick your balls" I would take em at their word...........and besides I think I pulled something when I tried the elbow lick................I did'nt know about the
honeymoon thing, I won some tickets on a radio show cause I knew about the origin
of the word GOLF, I guess now I am gonna have to rename my dog and start claiming him on my taxes.......the slacker.......he's gonna have to start drinking less beer or eating less food.........He does bring me the morning paper .............If he beats the neighbors to it........that was a tough trick to teach...........he'd go get their paper
and take it to them..................dumb ass
 

*lulu*

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Shkeeptareh said:
funny and true stuff ....accept "Go." is the shortest complete sentance in the english language. ps. anyone else know that George Dubya Bush has Royal Albaninan Blood, humphry Bogart and Princess Diana were Seventh cousins and Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button? thought you otta know? :bigsmile:
Thx mor useless information....weird that he had no belly button!
 
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