வெள்ளி, ஜூலை 16, 2010

VERY INTERESTING STUFF

In the 1400's 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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            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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            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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            Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
            What is the most popular boat name
            requested?
            A. Obsession
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            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
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            Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire
            escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
            printers all have in common?
            A. All were invented by women.
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            Q. What is the only food that doesn't
            spoil?
            A. Honey
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            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.'
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            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.
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            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.

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