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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
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 were
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to hit his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
try this math:
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.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence 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.
Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of Their birthplace
Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? "Obsession"
If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
All invented by women.
What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
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 elbow
Don't delete the following paragraph just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
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waht I was
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ltteers in a wrod are,
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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