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THINGS TO KNOW:::

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.'
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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.
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The
first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma
Flintstone.
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Coca-Cola was originally
green ..
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It is impossible to lick your
elbow.
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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of
eleven:
£ 10,120.00
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The first novel ever written on a
typewriter:- Tom Sawyer.
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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

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111
=
12,345,678,987,654,321
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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 because of wounds received
in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of
natural causes.
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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
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Q.... What do fire escapes and windshield wipers
have in common?

A... Both were invented by women.
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Q...
What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A... Honey
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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'
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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.
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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.'
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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.
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their
elbow!
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Don't delete the following just because it looks
weird.
Believe it or not, you can read it.
>
I cdnuolt blveiee that I
cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan
mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what
oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that 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 word as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2015 when . .

1... You accidentally enter
your PIN on the microwave.

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 mobile 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 mobile 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
laughing.

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.

~~~~~~~ AND FINALLY ~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at
yourself.

Go on, forward this
to your friends.
You know you want
to!
And stop trying to lick
your elbow!
 

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What a great shame that the majority of items in the Things to Know section are untrue such as Coca Cola ever being green or the "fact" that it is impossible to lick your elbow:

This is one of the unfortunate things with the internet: it's possible to perpetuate untruths as facts and people are not only gullible enough to accept them but they continue perpetuating them.

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Did the word "golf" originate as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden"? That's a common old wives' tale. Or, in this case, more likely an old husband's tale.

No, "golf" is not an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden." If you've ever heard that, forget it immediately. Better yet, find the person who told you and let them know it's not true.

Like most modern words, the word "golf" derives from older languages and dialects.

In this case, the languages in question are medieval Dutch and old Scots.

The medieval Dutch word "kolf" or "kolve" meant "club." It is believed that word passed to the Scots, whose old Scots dialect transformed the word into "golve," "gowl" or "gouf."

By the 16th Century, the word "golf" had emerged.

So why do so many people continue to spread the myth that "golf" is an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden"? Like so many other myths (or what in modern times we might call "urban legends"), this is one that is very hard to kill off.

Golf an Acronym for Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden?

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You know how banana flavoring tastes different from actual bananas? Well there's actually a myth that banana flavoring was originally modeled to be like the Gros Michel banana. However, this banana unfortunately went extinct due to a fungus. So, what this myth is saying, is that when you taste banana flavoring you are actually tasting an extinct banana relic.
 
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