Oddness from Beth :)

In 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
> rule of thumb".
> 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.
> The first couple to be shown in bed
together on prime time TV was
> 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 average number of people airborne
over the US 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.
> 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
> 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
> 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
> 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
> causes.
> 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
> A. Honey
> 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,
> 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
> with all the mead he could drink. Mead is
a honey beer and because
> 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
> 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
> they used the whistle to get some
service. "Wet your whistle" is the
> phrase inspired by this practice.
> Don't delete this just because it looks
weird. Believe it or not,
> you can read it.
> I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty
uesdnatnrd waht I was
>rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
> mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
> it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod
> are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
frist and
> lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The
rset can be a
> taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit a porbelm.
> Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not
raed ervey
> lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
> Amzanig huh?
> AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
> At least 75% of people who read this will
try to lick their elbow

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