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    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred
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    Coca-Cola was originally green. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% ( now get this...)

    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
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    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.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
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    pades - 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
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    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
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    Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go
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    Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers,
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    A. All invented by women.

    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
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    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
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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 or what 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 to mind their own
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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.

    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.

    In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only,
    Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
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    well, that was quite interesting, but being both an Englishman and a historian, i have to point out an error you made (obviously you regurgitated this information from some other source, otherwise you have quite a bit of useless information swimming in your head, needless to say the source was inaccurate) the bit about ancient brits needing permission to have a shag is parp. if that was required that would be all he ever bloody did, he had a country to run and peasants to exploit. the Fornication Under the Consent of the King is pure bollocks. the tradition is english though but was used to label the corpses of executed criminals for their crimes (no use having public executions if you didnt know what they were being executed for) the sign read For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and was used for rapists, adulterers and the like, and what do you know, the Van Halen boys got it right. surprised you didnt catch that. anyways thats your history lesson for the day. cheers
    p.s. ruddy yanks

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    Good post !

    The thing to remember re. "area of wilderness" for North America, is that that includes Canada and Mexico,which many seem to lose track of.

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    I actually knew some of that stuff. lol

    I knew Coke was green (actually not green, but the die was a shade of green that made it look more black. They still do it in black licorice.)

    I knew about honey (although its still suseptible to mold since its airborne and can reproduce on the surface).

    And finally, as a good drunk, I knew about P's and Q's. [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]

    My addition: You thought your little sports car was quick going zero to 60 in less than six seconds? Did you know that any car in the IRL or CART series can go from zero to 100.....and back to zero...in five seconds? Thats like...painfull and stuff. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
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    Not a knock on YOKO, this is a common email on the net, but two things specifically are wrong on it:

    Originally posted by YOKO:
    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.
    Wrong, as pointed out before. Anagram words never date back to times before the 20th century. Neither Fornication Under Consent of the King or For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are the correct origin of that word. Reasons why are simple:

    Fornication, by definition, refers to sexual acts that are extramarital or premarital in nature. Intramarital fornication is, therefore, impossible! Additionally, if the king had to approve every act of sex in his realm, he'd have no time for anything else!

    In For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, the "for" is the kicker. Stocks always had crimes written simply, such as, "Theft," not, "For Theft." Therefore, this would have been written, "Unlawful Carnal Knowledge." The for is spurious!

    In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only,
    Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
    language [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
    Same as above - anagram words never date before the 20th century. Golf is most likely derived from a Scottish word, roughly gowlf (or one of its similar spellings).

    For the full story, check out www.snopes.com

    And now you have some real facts

    EDIT: Fixed some UBB coding typos

    [ April 24, 2002 at 12:52 PM: Message edited by: Stuff No More ]</p>
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    I also noticed one thing. Minding your P's and Q's is a saying that came from typesetters. The p's and q's typeset plates looked too much alike. The letters were backwards on the plates. Lowercase p's look like lowercase q's and vice versa. Because of this, they we're constantly reminded to mind their p's and q's. [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]

    If you look at the letters p and q (lowercase) an old typewriters hammers, you'll see how confusing it really is. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    Just one of the many things I've learned in my Typography classes. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by YOKO:


    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
    since i'm already in trouble for a Catholic joke, i'll say this-

    did the 11 year old pope prefer older men?
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    Wrong, as pointed out before. Anagram words never date back to times before the 20th century. Neither Fornication Under Consent of the King or For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are the correct origin of that word
    this could turn out to be quite a debate. anagrams may not date back further than the twentieth century, but FUCK in this case is an acronym. and shortening words to their first letters has been common place since the helenistic period, example; I N R I atop the cross of christ were the latin letters of the greek translation of 'jesus christ king of the jews' so it was a common enough tradition. as for the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge argument specifically the 'For' component. there is a 16th century woodcarving by albrecht druer depicting the public execution of an adulterer and lo and behold there is a sign that reads F.U.C.K. i have a reproduction in an art history book, i'll try to find a copy of it on the net and post it. you were correct about the true origin of the word golf, it is gaelic, although i'm a bit rusty i believe the word was simply golf, i know that 'golfer' is golfeyr and magher golf is golf course, although thats manx gaelic which differs slightly from scots i'm fairly confident the words would be the same or at least very similar i do know for a fact that it is not gowlf as no gaelic language makes use of 'w'
    cheers

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    'Sounds like the ole' king liked to watch [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img] .

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    I'm sure most of you know this, but you swallow an average of 8(I think) spiders in your lifetime while you sleep, and over 30 insects.
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    Originally posted by Unchained Wolfie:
    I'm sure most of you know this, but you swallow an average of 8(I think) spiders in your lifetime while you sleep, and over 30 insects.
    At least it's while I sleep. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Ed's Middle Finger:
    there is a 16th century woodcarving by albrecht druer depicting the public execution of an adulterer and lo and behold there is a sign that reads F.U.C.K. i have a reproduction in an art history book, i'll try to find a copy of it on the net and post it.
    No need to, really. Point is, the word was already in common use by that time, most likely after having jumped over from another Germanic tongue (most likely as a bastardization of a word meaning "to thrust or copulate"). People can tack whatever meaning on to the word they want to, but it was established as a word before that meaning came to be associated with it.

    The bottom line with the F word is its true origin is far less romanitic or funny and far more difficult to pin down.
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    Websters!;

    Main Entry: fuck
    Pronunciation: 'f&k
    Function: verb
    Etymology: akin to Dutch fokken to breed (cattle), Swedish dialect fokka to copulate
    Date: 1503
    intransitive senses
    1 usually obscene : COPULATE -- sometimes used in the present participle as a meaningless intensive
    2 usually vulgar : MESS 3 -- used with with
    transitive senses
    1 usually obscene : to engage in coitus with -- sometimes used interjectionally with an object (as a personal or reflexive pronoun) to express anger, contempt, or disgust
    2 usually vulgar : to deal with unfairly or harshly : CHEAT, SCREW
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    Originally posted by Ed's Middle Finger:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Wrong, as pointed out before. Anagram words never date back to times before the 20th century. Neither Fornication Under Consent of the King or For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge are the correct origin of that word
    this could turn out to be quite a debate. anagrams may not date back further than the twentieth century, but FUCK in this case is an acronym. and shortening words to their first letters has been common place since the helenistic period, example; I N R I atop the cross of christ were the latin letters of the greek translation of 'jesus christ king of the jews' so it was a common enough tradition. as for the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge argument specifically the 'For' component. there is a 16th century woodcarving by albrecht druer depicting the public execution of an adulterer and lo and behold there is a sign that reads F.U.C.K. i have a reproduction in an art history book, i'll try to find a copy of it on the net and post it. you were correct about the true origin of the word golf, it is gaelic, although i'm a bit rusty i believe the word was simply golf, i know that 'golfer' is golfeyr and magher golf is golf course, although thats manx gaelic which differs slightly from scots i'm fairly confident the words would be the same or at least very similar i do know for a fact that it is not gowlf as no gaelic language makes use of 'w'
    cheers
    </font>[/QUOTE]INRI was not at the top of the cross. It was completely written out in hebrew, greek, and latin.

    By the way, INRI means Jesus of Nazareth, King of Jews. That's where the N comes from.
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