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. (This is actually not true, but interesting nonetheless) http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/146575.html
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 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 cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: £ 10,120.00
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter?
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
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
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 is the only food that doesn't spoil?
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
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'
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.
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty
uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan
mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't
mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is
taht the first and last ltteer be in the
rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
mses and you can still raed it wouthit a
porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2011
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the
2. You haven't played solitaire with real
cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to
reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the
desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch
with friends and family is that they don't
have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and
use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries...
7. Every commercial on television has a
web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell
phone, which you didn't even have the first
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a
cause for panic and you turn around to go
and get it
10. You get up in the morning and go on
line before getting your coffee
11. You start tilting your head sideways to
smile. : )
12 You're reading this and nodding and
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom
you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no
#9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check
that there wasn't a #9 on this list
NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.
Go on, forward this to your friends.
You know you want to!
Go lick your elbow.