A few interesting little facts
1.The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime >time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone
2. Coca Cola was originally green
3.Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury
4.Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better
5.The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now >get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
6.The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
7. The youngest pope was 11 years old
8.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
9."I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
10.Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
11.Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you could find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
12.Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women
13.Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? >
14. 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"
15.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 or what we know today as the honeymoon
16.In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
17.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
18.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 word came from
19.In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language