Most of these were Sent To Me By Friends
Some I found on the internet!!!
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
1. 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".
2. 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 & because their calendar was lunar based,
this period was called the honey month
or what we know today as the honeymoon.
3. 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 their own pints and quarts and settle down.
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
4. 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.
5. In ancient England a person could not have sex
unless you had consent of the King
(unless you were in the Royal Family).
When anyone wanted to have a baby,
they got consent of the King;
the King gave them a placard
that they hung on their door while they were having sex.
The placard had F.*.*.*.
(Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it.
Now you know where that came from.
~~~ AND FINALLY ~~~
6. In Scotland, a new game was invented.
It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden...
and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language?
Just when you thought you knew everything..
The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903,
and a tomato can was used for the carburetor.
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you.
The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept
at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.
The liquid inside young coconuts
can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns
until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples.. not caffeine..
are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually
than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
All US Presidents have worn glasses.
Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
35% of the people who use personal ads for dating..
are already married.
The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways
is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses.
The horses were stabled on the ground floor
and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president
whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."
The second?... William Jefferson Clinton.
And, the best for last.. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Did you know....
Actress Barbara Eden was originally ordered
to wear a bellybutton plug for the taping
of the television show I Dream of Jeannie.
It was felt that the display of a bellybutton
on television was obscene, and must not be allowed.
It was either the bellybutton plug or a new costume
which was not low enough to display her navel.
Peter Hinwood also wore a bellybutton plug
while playing the character of Rocky
in the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Not because the display of one's navel was considered risqué
(hardly, considering the movie itself),
but rather because Rocky was a created being,
and was never in the womb.
He would never have had an umbilical cord,
and therefore, no bellybutton.
There is a man living today whose grandfather was born in 1789!
John Parry, born 10 February 1789 in Newmarket, Flintshire,
as of 13 October 2000 has a grandson who is still living.
Howd J. Parry, age 86 of Salt Lake City,
is the son of Henry Edward Parry who was born in 1862.
And Henry Edward Parry was born the day after his father turned 73 years of age!
He was the last son of John Parry by his second wife, Harriet Parry.
John Parry was a very fine musician,
and in 1849 just after he crossed the plains
he was asked by Brigham Young to form a choir
to sing in the Bowery for Conference.
This choir was the nucleus of what would become
the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
You can read more about John Parry in the Journals and Diaries section.
Click on "John Parry" for his son's journal.
7% of Americans think Elvis is alive.
82% believe in an after life.
August is the month when most baby's are born.
Sweden has the least number of murders annually.
The percent of men who wash their hands after using a restroom is 55%.
The percent of women who wash their hands after using a restroom is 80%.
Two out of five husbands tell their wife daily that they love them.
9% Of Americans report being in the prescence of a ghost.
Blue is the favorite color of 80% of Americans.
On an American one-dollar bill,
there is an owl in the upper left-handed corner
of the 1 encased in the shield and a spider
hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
The first American flags were made of hemp cloth.
The smallest man alive is 26 inches tall.
A can of Diet Coke will float in water while a can of regular Coke sinks.
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
Doughtnuts originated in Holland.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
Fried chicken is the most popular meal ordered
in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.
Honey is used as a center for golf balls & in antifreeze mixtures.
Ketchup originated in China.
Martini is the most popular cocktail in the U.S.
Peanuts are cholesterol free.
Potato chips were invented in 1853 in Lousiana.
You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail.
It was dead before it was cooked.
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise--except for the windmills in Ireland.
Center of the Bible
What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
Answer -? Psalm 117
What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
Answer - Psalm 119
Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?
Answer - Psalm 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalm 118
Add these numbers up and you get 1188
What is the center verse in the Bible?
Answer - Psalm 118:8
Does this verse say something significant about God's
perfect will for our lives?
The next time someone says they would like
to find God's perfect will for their lives
and that they want to be in the
center of His will,
just send them to the center of His Word!
Psalm 118:8 (NKJV)
"IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD
THAN TO PUT CONFIDENCE IN MAN."
Now isn't that odd how this worked
out (or was God in the center.
Almost all the villians in the Bible have red hair.
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.
The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
The last word in the Bible is Amen.
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