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I thought it was pretty interesting.

  In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat
his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule
of thumb".

  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.
  The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was 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. (I wonder if I take

more zinc and wear copper I get smarter?)
  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.
  Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you
  can read it. 
  I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg.
  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
  Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
  wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer
be  in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a  taotl mses and you can sitll raed it

 wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae  the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey

 lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a  wlohe.    Amazing huh?
  ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
  At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow