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The following is a little bit of fun, I found. Some of you may find it useful to mention in your presentations, if your ever shy a few snippets. its not mentalism based but interesting and somewhat funny.

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his
wife with a stick 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.

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 bullet-proof 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.


>~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow! but nearly 100% will at least think about licking it.


all the best
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Brilliant! any more?
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Got me...
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I did try to lick my elbow.
Fascinating stuff! Although I find it hard to believe more Monopoly money is printed every day than US Treasury money.
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I got a card from my brother that had the elbow fact on the outside, then the whole "knew you would try to lick your elbow" deal on the inside. Totally sucked me in, since then, I have been more careful.
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HA!!! It didn't fool me!



Ok, it did. Smile
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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.



Yeah. If you had wrote "listen", every man would doubt it!
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If trivia is what you're interested in, Schott's Miscellany you'll need.
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On 2007-01-17 16:52, looch wrote:
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.


This one is an urban myth.
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Almost...licked...my elbow...
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I'm going to go enroll in some yoga programs...I am certain that I can lick my elbow eventually. It's my new life goal.
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I drive on a road called LPGA every day...Ladies Professional Golf Association.....That's weird!
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
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I thought it means Licking Professionals Go Awry
Celloboy
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I've just watched my mate lick his elbow... Its quite disgusting... Yucky...
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On 2007-01-18 00:03, Richie Dagger wrote:
I'm going to go enroll in some yoga programs...I am certain that I can lick my elbow eventually. It's my new life goal.


Mine as well...seems obvious we need to lower our goals.
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The "rule of thumb" bit is also apocryphal--no such law existed.
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On 2007-01-17 18:32, Daniel Lander wrote:
Quote:
On 2007-01-17 16:52, looch wrote:
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.


This one is an urban myth.



No it's not. Depends on the battlefield, but that's how it is at, for instance, Gettysburg.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On 2007-01-17 16:52, looch wrote:

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.



all the best


This one, however, IS an urban legend. The Scots used "gouf" at first, which is believed to be dervied from the medieval Dutch "kolf" or "kolve," meaning "club."
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Didn't know the Flintstones made prime-time. The first non-animated couple shown in bed together was Ricky and Lucy Ricardo.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On 2007-01-18 13:49, LobowolfXXX wrote:
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On 2007-01-17 18:32, Daniel Lander wrote:
Quote:
On 2007-01-17 16:52, looch wrote:
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.


This one is an urban myth.



No it's not. Depends on the battlefield, but that's how it is at, for instance, Gettysburg.


One notable exception being General Longstreet.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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