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29 Crazy Facts About Everything

A lots of interesting facts about everything

29 Crazy Facts About Everything

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Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled &ldquo;Gentlemen Only&hellip;Ladies Forbidden&rdquo;&hellip;and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.</li>

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

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.</li>

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Men can read smaller print better than women can; women can hear better.</li>

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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&rsquo;t added until 5 years later.</li>

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska</li>

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this&hellip;)</li>

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%</li>

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400</li>

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? A. Their birthplace</li>

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession</li>

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.</li>

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In the 1400&rsquo;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 &ldquo;the rule of thumb&rdquo;.</li>

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Coca-Cola was originally green.</li>

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The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000</li>

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.</li>

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.</li>

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:</li>

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Spades - King David<br />

Hearts - Charlemagne<br />

Clubs -Alexander, the Great<br />

Diamonds - Julius Caesar</p>

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In Shakespeare&rsquo;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 &ldquo;goodnight, sleep tight.&rdquo;</li>

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride&rsquo;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.</li>

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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts&hellip; So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them &ldquo;Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s where we get the phrase &ldquo;mind your P&rsquo;s and Q&rsquo;s&rdquo;</li>

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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. &ldquo;Wet your whistle&rdquo; is the phrase inspired by this practice.</li>

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Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter &ldquo;A&rdquo;?&nbsp; A. One thousand</li>

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Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?&nbsp; A. All invented by women.</li>

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Q. What is the only food that doesn&rsquo;t spoil?&nbsp; A. Honey</li>

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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the human mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn&rsquo;t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word 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?</li>

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321</li>

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.</li>

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And finally. At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.</li>

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