Sunday, May 09, 2010

Interesting Items

There are some good sides in packing your life to move ... You can clean up your living environment of all the crap you've been accumulating over the year and you can also find interesting stuff like this piece of paper that i've decided to copy here (so i can trash the hard copy).

Enjoy (with my comments about it ... obviously)

* 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". No kidding.
* Many years ago, in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden" ... and thus the world GOLF entered into the English language. Sexist bastard. No wonder why most women think golf is boring as hell.
* The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred & Wilma Flintstone. O_o
* Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
* Men can read smaller print than women can. Women can hear better. Jajajajaja, now is that the reason why we tend to know everything???
* Coca-Cola was originally green. Ewwwwwww.
* It is impossible to lick your elbow. Why would i want to do that anyway?
* The state with the highest percentage of people walking to work is Alaska. Ah. I thought they dog-sled! (sorry couldnt help!)
* The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this ....)
* The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% (i'm in shock).
* The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of 11 is $6400 USD (holy mother fucking christ, what do you give your dog? Diamonds in champagne glasses? Golden teeth! What is wrong with you people! Get your priorities straight! Raising my dog, if she lives 11 years and if i keep doing it the way i do (and trust me, she is well taken care of) will cost me $3500 USD. I mean it is HALF of that amount! That's a huge difference!)
* Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
* The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer. Always thought it was the Bible but maybe it doesnt count as a "novel". Oops
* The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile National Monuments. Who labelled a car a "monument"? Oh dear.
* Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from History: King of Spade is King David, King of Hearts is Charlemagne (whom every child in France hate since he's the one who made school MANDATORY ...if i remember my history classes from elementary school!), King of Clubs is Alexander the Great and King of Diamonds is Julius Caesar. Amen.
* 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321. OMG, WHO find that one out?? Seriously WHO took the time to find that one out?
* In a park, if a statue 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. I studied that kinda things in art classes and absolutely loved it.
* HALF of ALL Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace. Well that explains a lot.
* Most boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession. And when you talk about a ship, you say "she". Mmmm ... I'll shut up on this one.
* If you were to spell out numbers in English, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A" ... ONE THOUSAND. Well hope you enjoyed that completely useless piece of information and hope you didnt lose time counting up to 1000.
* Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, winshield wipers and laser printers all have one thing in common: they were all invented by women. Oh yeah.
* Honey is the only food that doesnt spoil. Yet they HAVE to put a use-by date cuz you never know ...
* Father's day is the day there are more collect calls than any other day of the year. Que gacho.
* 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: "good night, sleep tight" (i really love to find out where those weird crazy funny expressions are coming from).
* 4000 years ago, it was the accepted practice in Babylon 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.
* At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow. I did! Did you?

And the last one for the road ... I know it looks weird but please, go ahead, 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 Cmabgride Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can slitl raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef but the wrod as a wlohe Amznaig huh?


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