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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Interesting Crazy Facts

by Shirley

1. 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.
2. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
3. Everyday more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
5. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
6. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
7. Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession
8. I n 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”.
9. Coca-Cola was originally green.
10. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
11. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
12. 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
13. 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.
14. 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.”
15. 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.
16. 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
17. Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
     A. All invented by women.
18. Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
      A. Honey
19. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

36 comments:

Tina~in_ut said...

Good Moaning~

Tina~in_ut said...

Does everyone like the zinc and copper in my hair?~

Shirley~ for sending this in....i thought the horse one was interesting~

goldie said...

Good Moaning tina!

Your hair is beautiful by the way.

Very interesting stuff Shirley!

Hope all you Hooters have a great day.

Michael said...

Good morning....

Tina thats not zinc and copper in your hair honey...thats tricorrexis nudosa....

The first people to share a bed on TV was the early sitcom...Mary Kay and Johnny....

Shirley somebody has lied to you because that horsey statue stuff is false...and the USA is 5% wilderness...and area about the size of California...unless you count New Jersey...lol

One more thing....the figures on modern playing cards no more represent specific people than do the kings and queens in chess sets...

I wonder why people make this stuff up and send it around the world....its not like its "life or death" stuff...and its interesting either way....but if your knowledge is based on what you read in emails...you could be in for some tense cocktail conversation moments...ijs

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

So Michael are you saying don't believe everything you read?
Moaning Tina! Morning Goldie!

Tina~in_ut said...

No Shirley~ What he's saying is....don't believe a damn thing that comes outta Texass~

Hi Goldie~

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Thanks for the clarification Tina!

Tina~in_ut said...

Yw~

Michael said...

lol...I have become skeptical of anything that is "interesting" in an email over the years....

Now Utah on the other hand...is 98% wilderness...with just the area around that salty hole populated by some Mormons and Catholics....I guess its that lake that makes em all so salty....

Heres a clothes brush Tina...you seem yo have an abundance of "zinc" on the shoulders of ur hoodie today....thats why you think its snowing all the time!! You pull that hood up over your head and have a damn snow flurry in your face!! Ha hahahahahahahaha....

2 points!! ...aaaaahh...

whabbear said...

Michael: I didn't know it was the lake that makes all their holes salty! Shirley, add that to your list of facts, please!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

You got it Whabbear! Thanks!

Zona said...

Good Morning!

SHIRLEY: I like the one about Fred and Wilma..I guess they were really making their Bed-rock!!

TINA: Good Moanin' gorgeous! Zinc & copper? Isn't that what pennies are made out of..why do you have pennies in your hair? In any case..it's lovely! ;D

MICHAEL: Not Fred & Wilma? Well..phooey..there goes my Saturday morning!

HI GOLDIE! HI BEAR!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Zona don't listen to Michael, he's been off his meds for awhile now.

LOL @ I guess they were really making their Bed-rock!!

Michael said...

I LIKE FRED AND WILMA BETTER!! but if ur going with that one you may as well know ALL the facts!

They swapped with Betty and Barney Rubble. I have pictures....

And the Rubbles son was actually born a transgender child...a girl trapped in boys body....a really butch little girl.....and since Pebbles was born a lesbian the attraction between those two was perfectly natural. BamBam made the change mid-run of the show and nobody even noticed because they had a love which dare not speak its name...

Although they wren't allowed to marry when they died they were reincarnated....you don't believe in reincarnation you say?

BamBam / Chaz Bono.....ijs

so maybe gay marriage will be signed into law in this lifetime....

Just_Lin said...

Well, damn! I was really liking the horse one, too.

Just_Lin said...

Bear ROFLMAO @ salty holes!

Just_Lin said...

Michael I've seen Chaz on a few talk shows recently and I'm really liking him. I'm glad he is happier in his skin now.

Just_Lin said...

Tina You seem to be leaving a trail of copper dust. Gives new meaning to "a penny for your thoughts". Or maybe you are just losing your mind. ;)

Just_Lin said...

Goldie Yes, Tina's copper hair looks pretty now but just wait until it rains again.

Just_Lin said...

Shirley Thanks for the blog today. I didn't see what happened at the game yesterday.

Just_Lin said...

Zona LOL @ there goes your Saturday morning.

sacBarb said...

Happy Saturday Owls.

When Sharon and I went to Scotland in 2001, we went to St. Andrews and visited the first golf course. Women are still not permitted on the Old Course and Sharon wanted a picture of her on the first tee, so we thought we could sneak on the course and get the pic. Well, we got on the course and I quickly took the pic, right before an official came and told us we had to leave, but we were welcomed to visit the New Course, which allowed women to play. However, while we were kicked off the Old Course, we were allowed to spend our money in the gift shop. Tradition LIVES!

sacBarb said...

Tina, I think your hair does look lovely today.

Waving to Shirley(thanks for the blog), Goldie, Michael, Bear, Zona (LOL @ Bed-rock) and all the other Owls and even you lurkers out there.

Have a good day all. :)

Tina~in_ut said...

24~

Tina~in_ut said...

25~ (for Miguelito!)~ :D

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb What am I? Chopped liver?

iteach said...

Shirley, I loved all your facts today. I really liked the one about honey, because I have a really neat "bee" unit that I like to teach the children. I think bees are unique and fascinating.

Have a good evening everyone!

sacBarb said...

J/L, So sorry I missed you. I am blaming the drugs.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb That's okay. Are the drugs helping at least?

sacBarb said...

J/L, Yes sorta. The neck is getting better with therapy and traction but now I am getting headaches. The drugs are helping with the headaches, but not the neck pain. It is getting a little better every day. Thanks for asking.

How is your Mom doing? I am keeping her and your family in my prayers.

iteach said...

I thought of you guys today when I was at the Halmark store. They had these bar of soaps for smell that I absolutely fell in love with! They also happened to be on Oprah's List of favorite products.

It is a very strong floral scent and I know so many of you don't like that. LOL Good thing I live in Illinois! :)

Dianne/Denver said...

Hi everyone. How is everyone tonight ? I'm still trying to post from phone and learning it after one week

iteach said...

Dianne, I've had better days. How about you?

Just_Lin said...

Dianne I was looking at iphones the other day because I am fed up with not being able to post on the blog using my BlackBerry like I used to. I think it would be difficult to get the hang of that touch screen, especially when my nails get in the way and it doesn't respond to the touch of a fingernail.

Just_Lin said...

iteach I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

Just_Lin said...

SacBarb I'm glad your neck is getting better, even if it is slow going. One day at a time, as they say. That's kind of how I have to deal with the situation with my mom, too, I guess. I leave early Monday morning to go back down there.