Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know . . .

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:

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: $16,400 

The  average number of people  airborne over the U.S. in any given
hour: 61,000  

Intelligent  people have more zinc and  copper in their hair..
The first novel ever written on  a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable  cars are the only mobile National  Monuments.

 Each  king in a deck of playing cards  represents a great king from
 Spades  - King David
 Hearts  - Charlemagne
 Clubs  -Alexander, the Great
 Diamonds  - Julius Caesar

111,111,111  x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

 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

 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.

 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 have in  common?
 A.  All were invented by women.  

Q.  What is the only food that  doesn't spoil?
 A. Honey  

Q.  Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the
A. Father's Day

 In Shakespeare's time, mattresses  were secured on bed frames by
 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 new
 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.

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 your 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.

 At least 75% of people who read  this will try to lick their elbow!

Thanks David !


sig94 said...


Ha! Did it!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sig94, could you do it?

Sandee said...

I'm not even going to try to lick my elbow. I did think about trying it though. Loved them all.

Have a terrific day Odie. :)

Brooke said...

I'll just get my husband to lick my elbow for me. :)

T.N.B.C. said...

Zinc is kind of a silver gray color... According to my hair color, I must have a lot of zinc in my hair... No wonder I'm such a freaking genius...

Ron Russell said...

Either I have a short arm or a long tongue---maybe both!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, almost caught you?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, more fun that way, huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

P, get back, I don't want to catch it.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, great job. Now get to the doctor and get that dislocated shoulder looked at.

edutcher said...

Very cool!

I'd vaguely heard the one about the statues

never heard the one about the cards

and I can only suppose the father of the bride kept the groom well-oiled for a month so the girl would be pregnant before said groom woke up and realized he was married to the wrong sister.

Or something.

banned said...

Thank you, I now know a few more things about pubs in Ye Olde England than I did before.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Very cool stuff (and no, I didn't try to lick my elbow. Really, I didn't.)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, watch your P's and Q's.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Banned, I'm here to help

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Fuzzy, good thing or you'd end up with a dislocated shoulder like Ron.

Randy-g said...

I put honey on my elbow, at least it won't spoil if I can't get to it.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, you're quite the thinker, aren't you.

edutcher said...

The Blonde would shoot me if I didn't.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, good she tries to keep you in line.

Rick Street said...

I am going to swipe this.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Rick, thanks, that's the greatest form of flattery.