Yes, it is once again the end of the week. Happy Friday my Friends. As we start this new day I would like to also start off with a thank you. To those that take time and read my crazy and (sometimes over the top) enthusiastic posts, thanks! I do know you are out there and it sure makes me feel good. I am slowly (very slowly) getting more readers and I sure am flattered. I promise you that pictures will be coming and look for my first book review coming March 23rd! With all of this and my 30/30 list and my happiness that I need to share, such exciting things are happening and I am so thrilled to be sharing them you all of you.
As for the list today, I have been getting quite a few comments that tell me they sure like the random facts that I sometimes post and I am never one to disappoint (right?). Enjoy this Friday’s list, friends and share your happiness. We all benefit from joy J
How can you live without knowing these things (Seriously)
1. 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.
2. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. Men can read smaller print better than women can; women can hear better.
5. Coca-Cola was originally green.
6. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
7. The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
8. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
9. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
10. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
11. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
12. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
13. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
14. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
15. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
16. 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
17. A cute mathematical trick: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
18. (This is my favorite for the day)
* If a statue in the park is 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.
19. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and
Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
20. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace
21. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession
22. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
* One thousand
23. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
* All invented by women.
24. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
25. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
* Father's Day
26. 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."
27. 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.
28. 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."
29. 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.
30. At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
There you have it. Now we are all a little bit smarter (kind of) and a little bit happier(hopefully),so go forth and have a delightful Friday. Tomorrow I will be equipped with crimped hair, sweatbands, and a mustache. Bring it on Mustache Run. I got you!
Make each day of the week like Friday and your life will take on new enthusiasm."
~ Byron Pulsifer