Silly Facts You Wont Remember..

HatedNation By HatedNation, 18th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/21bwh8tq/
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Fun Facts that you wont remember after you read them, but it is always fun while you do!

Did you know..?

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. 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 first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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

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

Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work

The average cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven is $16,400

There are 61,000 people on average airborne over the U.S. in any given hour

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil

More collect calls are placed on Father's Day than any other day of the year

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair follicles

More crazy stuff you might not know...



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.'


Another English phrase is 'Wet your whistle' 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.


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.'

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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author avatar Denise O
19th Oct 2010 (#)

Well I knew some fo these before and nope, I have not forgotten them.
Now you just flled my head with more...geesh! LOL
Great job!
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Denise O
19th Oct 2010 (#)

filled*.... oops.:)

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