Monday, March 17, 2008

Very interesting!

I really don't like it when people forward me things in my e-mail.
In fact, I usually delete them without opening them.
I get about 20-30 e-mails (not junk) a day so I just don't have time to read forwards.
But today someone sent this to one of the Pastors I work for and it is great!

Read it if you have a minute...I enjoyed it...

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"

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The state in which the most people walk to work is....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: $ 16,400

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

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

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

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.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

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 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 year?
A. Father's Day

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, 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"

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

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 rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, 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 wlohe. Amzanig huh?

3 comments:

*Jilly* said...

This was fun..and guess what? I can lick my elbow! Kidding:)

I didn't get the one that says..if you were to spell out numbers..?

Renee Camacho said...

Those are great. I did know the one about honey, though. My grandfather was a beekeeper and we always had a ton of honey growing up. I miss those days. And...when the honey is granulated in the jar (which is does when it's open to air and then stored for a long time), just heat up a small saucepan of water and stick the jar in there to warm up. It will turn back to liquid and 'de'granulate. If it's in a squeeze bottle, I would recommend taking it out and putting it in glass jar, because it does get hot enough to melt the container.

GOOD ones...I like stuff like that. Interesting tidbits. Thanks for sharing!

amberamcdonald said...

I enjoyed that! I love random facts! :)