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Lady of the Loch 
Posted: 10-Jan-2007, 10:41 AM
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I got this in an email and thought it ...interesting...biggrin.gif

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

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.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was 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 average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in 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, the person died of natural causes.

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 bullet-proof 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

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 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.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in Olde 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"

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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Posted: 10-Jan-2007, 02:16 PM
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I can lick the inside of my elbow.
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Posted: 13-Jan-2007, 12:29 PM
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That was delightful! One more to add: when a flock of bats leave their cave, they always fly to the left.
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Posted: 13-Jan-2007, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 13-Jan-2007, 12:29 PM)
That was delightful! One more to add: when a flock of bats leave their cave, they always fly to the left.

really? I didn't know that
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Posted: 26-Jan-2007, 01:14 PM
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Cool!

Did you know it is still illegal to shoot open a can of beans in Indiana?

I know there are a couple different entymological therories for the phrase "OK"
but the one I remember is about a man who used to work for a railyard in the southern states.
When cars were repaired, this man would check them for assurance of the quality of the repair.
If they passed inspection he would sign his initials.
His mane was Obadiah Kelly.


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Posted: 27-Jul-2007, 11:56 AM
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In celtic days a women could go to the head of the clan and devorce her husband because he drank to much or he snored.....scary


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Posted: 27-Jul-2007, 08:05 PM
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Some more goodies from the Porcupine Press-Newspaper of the UP-Grandmas cures:
Did you know-
-Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immeditely without the unpleasant side effects cause by traditional pain relievers
-Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns
-Stuffy nose? Try chewing on a couple of altoids
-Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes then apply as massage oil for instant relief of aching muscles
-Sore thoat? 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 honey. Take 1 tablespoon 6 times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria
-Two tablets of Alka Seltzer dissolved in a glass of water helps cure urinary tract infections ifwhen taken at the onset of the symptoms
-Skin Blemishes? Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds heaaling.
-Get rid of toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. Leaves toenails looking healthy again. Also good for broken blisters.
-Apply crystal clear nail polish to the screw threads in your eyeglasses before tighting them. Let dry before wearing. Helps prevent them from loosening.
-Formula 409 also doubles as an instant bug killer
-Pour a drop of Elmers Glue-All over that splinter. Let dry, annd peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the glue.
-Apply white vinegar to a bruise for 1 hour. It reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
-Dawn dishwashing liquid added to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Kills fleas instantly.
-Wet dog-try dying them with Bounce or any dryer sheet. Makes them smell springtime fresh.
-A few drops of Wessan corn oil massaged into your cats ear. Clean with cotton ball and repeat for three days. The oil soothes the cats skin smothers the mites, and accelerates the healing.
-Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup warm water in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for relief from arthrities pain.


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QUOTE (John Clements @ 10-Jan-2007, 02:16 PM)
I can lick the inside of my elbow.
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I cna' lick my elbow, but I can lick other elbows.

(hmmm- did I really want to post that?) unsure.gif


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Posted: 07-Aug-2007, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE (zelan @ 26-Jan-2007, 01:14 PM)
Cool!

Did you know it is still illegal to shoot open a can of beans in Indiana?

I know there are a couple different entymological therories for the phrase "OK"
but the one I remember is about a man who used to work for a railyard in the southern states.
When cars were repaired, this man would check them for assurance of the quality of the repair.
If they passed inspection he would sign his initials.
His mane was Obadiah Kelly.

I didn't know that hahahahaha I will have to tell everyone hahahaha I know that there is a law still in affect about horse stealing, that they are to be hanged still, but never heard the beans one.
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Posted: 07-Aug-2007, 08:12 AM
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QUOTE (Robert Phoenix @ 27-Jul-2007, 08:05 PM)

-Formula 409 also doubles as an instant bug killer

lol, I use 409 on stains on clothes. I seen this on a TV program and I am telling ya it works wonders and doesn't hurt the clothing at all!
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Posted: 16-Aug-2007, 04:39 PM
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this one always worries me

Scots beware! In York it is still (apparently) legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, but only if you spot him within the city walls after dark.

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Posted: 29-Aug-2007, 01:09 PM
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Still on the law book here in Phoenix.
At sundown, any wheeled conveyance must have a person walking in front
swinging a lantern. I'd like to see that one inacted now....HA!HA!


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