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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.

The first couple to

be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma


Every day more money

is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.


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 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



Intelligent people

have more zinc and copper in their hair..

T he first novel ever

written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco

Cable cars are the only mobile National


Each king in a deck

of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

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Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander,

the Great

Diamonds - Julius


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 because 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 4, 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. Most boat owners

name their boats. What is the most popular boat name




Q.. If you were to

spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you

would find the letter 'A'?

A. One


Q. What do

bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser

printers have in common?

A. All were invented

by women.

Q. What is the only

food that doesn't spoil?



Q. Which day are

there more collect calls than any other day of the


A. Father's


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.

At least 75% of

people who read this will try to lick their



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I was curious, so I looked the origin of golf up on Wikipedia:

History of golf

The origin of golf is unclear and open to debate. Some historians[who?] trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. One theory asserts that paganica spread throughout Britain and Europe as the Romans conquered much of the continent, during the 1st century B.C., and eventually evolved into the modern game.[2] Others cite chuiwan ("chui" means striking and "wan" means small ball) as the progenitor, a Chinese game played in the 8th - 14th centuries.[3] The game is thought to have been introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages. Another early game that resembled modern golf was known as cambuca in England and chambot in France.[4] This game was, in turn, exported to the Low Countries, Germany, and England (where it was called pall-mall, pronounced “pell mellâ€). Some observers, however, believe that golf descended from the Persian game, chaugán. In addition, kolven (a game involving a ball and curved bats) was played annually in Loenen, Netherlands, beginning in 1297, to commemorate the capture of the assassin of Floris V, a year earlier.

According to the most widely accepted account, however, the modern game originated in Scotland around the 12th century, with shepherds knocking stones into rabbit holes on the current site of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.[5]

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John MaCain is being asked to speak on behalf of the Senate on Larry King Live , and there is a sense of mortality over the whole thing -which is fair enough , though , as he wants some kind thoughts , too, when his time comes . Remember , though , were he to have won and died it would have been 'Seig Heil ' to Sarah .... :P:o :laughing:

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It is impossible to lick

your elbow.

I bet Gene Simmons can do it.

I find that Golf explanation very hard to believe, especially since that sport is hundreds of years old...

Women didn't have the same rights back then, it could be true.

^ I think that's an urban legend. Also the 'rule of thumb' bit and the bit about the horse's leg-elevation determining rider's cause of death are myths.

www.snopes.com could tell you if they're real or not

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