24 February 2004

. Dinner conversation

In case you are stuck with a really bad dinner partner - here are some facts
to enliven the conversation...


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.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and
Wilma Flintstone.
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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better than men.
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Coca-Cola was originally green.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.
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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The
percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
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The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
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The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
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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
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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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If a Statue in the park with 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.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
requested?
A. Obsession
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
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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."
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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...which we know
today as the honeymoon.
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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
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THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
SNOWMEN FALL FROM HEAVEN UNASSEMBLED.

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