Friday, January 28

Educational Minute

This was a forwarded e-mail I got today that I thought many readers would appreciate. Especially the bit about the Ps & Qs.

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 were
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 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:
The average number of people airborne over the US 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 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.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence
on July 4th,
John Hancock and CharlesThomson.
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 all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
Q. Which day are there more collect calls 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 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.

75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow

Sunday, January 16

I know, I suck

You all know I've been busy busy, what with moving, the holidays, and now little Sammy, BUT...
the prom website has been updated in preparations for Bad Guys Prom 2005 - or Winter Formal - or the SnowBall or whatever we're calling it.
Go check it out - it is as always a work in progress. If you'd like to be able to post to it and do not have the ability, please let me know and I'll send you the e-mail to be able to add it to your bloggy blog list.
That's it for me for now... gotta work on the paper invites. Woo!