Thursday, July 3, 2008

Some facts to ponder

This from the email files:

Everyday more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-cola was originally greenIt is impossible to lick your elbow.

The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% now get this.. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium sized dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

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

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,that person died of natural causes.

Only 2 people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most Popular boat name requested? Obsession.

What is the only food that doesn't spoil? Honey.

Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year? Father's Day.

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 brides' 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.

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Don't delete this just because it looks weird, believe it or not, you can read it:
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinvervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is tahtthe 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 bcusea the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh!

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