OT funny trivia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Where do we get the phrase, "sleep tight"? For the answer to this, and other time-passing trivia, read below.
    (( )) Shannon

    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was not Lucy and Ricky as you thought it was. Instead, it was actually...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 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
    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 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.
  2. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    That was a blast!!!

    Thanks for the fun post...

    Nancy B.
  3. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Very amusing.
  4. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Thanks Lov eAnne C

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