Some Interesting Facts

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.BELOW YOU WILL                                 FIND SOME MOST INTERESTING FACTS AND                                 SOMEFASCINATING QUESTIONS AND                                 ANSWERS!
The first couple to be shown in                                 bed together on prime time TV were Fred and                                 Wilma Flintstone.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Every day 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 green.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 It 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-size dog to the                                 age of eleven: $6,400                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 The average number of people airborne over                                 the US any given hour: 61,000                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper                                 in their hair.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9                                 and lived in China in 1910.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 The youngest pope was 11 years old.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 The first novel ever written on a                                 typewriter: Tom Sawyer.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Those 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 (be sure to read the                                 order of the answer numbers)                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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, the                                 person die of natural causes.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Only two people signed the Declaration of                                 Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and                                 Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on                                 August 2, but the last signature wasn’t                                 added until 5 years later.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in                                 the Englishlanguage.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the                                 machine that makes them looks like it’s                                 kissing the conveyor belt.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Q. What occurs more often in December than                                 any other month? A. Conception.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Q. Half of all Americans live within 50                                 miles of what? A. Their birthplace                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What                                 is the most popular boat name requested?                                 A. Obsession                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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 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?                                 A. Honey                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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!                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 In Shakespeare’s time, mat tresses 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, leeptight.”                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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                                 theHoney month we know today as the honeymoon.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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”                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 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.                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 ~ In Scotland, a new game was invented. It                                 was entitled Gentlemen OnlyLadies Forbidden….                                 and thus the word GOLF entered into the                                 Englishlanguage. ~~~~~~~~~~~AND                                 FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
At least 75% of                                 people who read this will try to lick                                 theirelbow.

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