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    > 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 the saying: "under the 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 = 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 as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has
    all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural 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 spoil?
    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, 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"

    > 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.

    > ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedan
    >> 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"
    If I remember right in the old English Pubs your tab was kept on the back of the door behind the bar. If you didn't "Mind your P's and Q's" the bartender could "add" a few extras by the end of the month.
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    Its true I can't lick my elbow......LOL
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    Some of those are just hersay, like the one about the horse statues.
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    Some of those are just hersay, like the one about the horse statues.

    Don't you mean Horsey????

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    Default Re: More "Stranger Than Truth" Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    Some of those are just hersay, like the one about the horse statues.
    Actually, since this was sent by a relative in England, this one is believable. They are really into things like that. Heraldry is a major disciplinen in its' own right, and you could learn a lot about a persons life from seemingly innoculouse things on a crypt or vault. Or, probably, a statue. But, in the end, it's still just for fun here.

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    Naw I just remember that one as someone disproving...it may have been snopes or simlar site
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