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05-10-2014 09:31 PM

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:
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:
$ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
The 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
111,111,111×111,111,111 = 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 because of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground,the person died of natural causes
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.

Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
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 have in common?

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

A. Honey
Q. Which day of the year, are more collect calls made than any other day of the year?

A. Father’s Day

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 new 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 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’
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.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


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 cell 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 cell 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 you’re LAUGHING at yourself!

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves,

for they shall never cease to be amused!” (Unknown Author)

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 09:46 PM

#10 Incorrect, I make coffee fist thing.
Another hazard of the cell phone:
-without looking on your contacts list-
What is your Mothers phone number?

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 03:23 AM

Good stuff..Never enough honey…s

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 12:23 PM

Thanks Greg, I enjoyed it.

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 12:34 PM

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
$ 16,400


-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 01:38 PM

Good list. McDonalds burgers last 14 years!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#6 posted 05-12-2014 08:46 PM

I thought “mind your p’s and q’s” came from typesetting, because both letters looked similar. kind of like a discount- double-check thing from back in the day of typesetters? good list, lots of laughs

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 05-12-2014 10:32 PM

They say women have more hair on their heads than men,however men have more hair on their chests,but women on the hole have more hair than men.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 11:35 PM

Some good ones there. The Declaration of Independence one reminded me that Roger Sherman, CT, was the only person to sign the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the US. He also got together with James Madison and John Vining to write the Bill of Rights.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 01:15 AM

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 02:02 AM

Renners is back?lol.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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