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★Fun facts. (At least that's what I heard.)

Someone sent me this, I thought some of you might like it.

VERY INTERESTING STUFF

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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In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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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…)

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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:

$ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:

61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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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 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 because 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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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

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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. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”?

A. One thousand

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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were 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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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.

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

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

I must admit, I tried to lick my elbow… and failed! :)

I am living in many dimensions at once; the appearance of being trapped in time and space is only an illusion.

LOL I imagined it and figured I would fail, so didn’t try

…what a wonderful world….

I don’t think cocoa spoils either. It is a food, right? :-)

“Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.”
i doubt this one stands after the Federal Reserve has bailed out the banks

thanks for the giggle Laurie :)

In response to melt86’s post:

Was it me? No post here. You must’ve meant Meditating Mama(: That’s ok, a giggles a giggle(: And as always great to see you around threads. Hope you’re doing great, and Lee too!

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In response to laurie’s post:
OOPS! sorry MCM! my bad. :(
credit where credit is due :)

The first flower grown in space, a "Zinnia" bloomed on January 16th 2016

 

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Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!

SPEAKING OF APPLES(:

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ARTICLE-JUST IN: Strawberries Are Not Berries, Yet Avocados and Watermelon Are

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The Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter movies is a real train in Scotland

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If you throw boiling water into freezing air. it will instantly freeze into snow

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Cows that are given names produce more milk

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In Japan they sell square water melons to fit better in the refrigerator

 

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It rains diamonds on Saturn. Lightning storms turn methane  into soot that hardens into chunks of falling Diamonds

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There are Red bananas that taste sweet, creamy, and a little bit like raspberries

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A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus. It takes 243 earth days for venus to rotate once, but only 225 days to orbit the Sun.

 

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Dr William F. Fry, psychiatrist, Stanford University, California

 

Dr Fry began to examine the physiological effects of laughter in the late 1960s and is considered the father of ‘gelotology’ (the science of laughter). Dr Fry proved that mirthful laughter provides good physical exercise and can decrease your chances of respiratory infections. He showed that laughter causes our body to produce endorphins (natural painkillers).

 

 

Dr Lee Berk, Loma Linda University Medical Centre

Inspired by Norman Cousins, Dr Berk and his team of researchers from the field of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI)studied the physical impact of mirthful laughter. In one study heart attack patients were divided into two groups: one half was placed under standard medical care while the other half watched humorous videos for thirty minutes each day. After one year the ‘humour’ group had fewer arrhythmias, lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress hormones, and required lower doses of medication. The non-humour group had two and a half times more recurrent heart attacks than the humour group (50% vs. 20%)

 

 

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Dr Madan Kataria, creator of Laughter Yoga

In March 1995 this medical doctor from Mumbai, India was writing an article Laughter – The Best Medicine for a health journal. In particular, he was impressed by Norman Cousins’ book Anatomy of an Illness and the research work by Dr Berk. Dr Kataria discovered that the body cannot differentiate between acted and genuine laughter. He then created a range of laughter exercises including elements of role-play and other techniques from his days as an amateur dramatic actor. Realizing the importance of child-like playfulness, he developed further techniques to stimulate this within a group. Laughter Yoga was born and is now accepted all over the world.

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2,000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted.

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There's a species of frog in Alaska that freezes during the winter and while frozen, the frog stops breathing, its heart stops beating, its blood stops flowing, and it cannot move. However, when spring arrives, the frog's body thaws and the frog returns to normal life.

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“Your brain at positive is 31 percent more productive than your brain at negative, neutral, or stressed.” – Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage

 

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The Sun is actually white, it just appears yellow to us through the Earths atmosphere

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The great Pyramid of Giza has 8 sides, not 4

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A bat can eat 3,000 insects in one night and an average sized colony can eat up to 500, 000 insects a night

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The color Red doesn't really make bulls angry. They are color blind

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A Blue whales heart is so ENORMOUS ,that a child could easily swim through its veins

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Earth worms are 82% protein, rich in omega 3 and pair well with cumin and curry. They reportedly taste like bacon

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Sunshine acts like an addictive drug and has a similar effect on the body as heroin, scientists claim

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The Earth see's about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated

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In 1965, a 4-year-old nearly drowned at a beach, but was rescued by a women named Alice Blaise. 9 years later that boy saved a man at the same beach. That man was Alice's husband

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A "GEEP" is a cross between a Goat and a sheep

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Cat's kidneys are so efficient it can survive on a diet consisting only of meat, with no additional water, and can even hydrate by drinking sea water

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Polar bears can swim 60 miles (96km) without stopping

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If you lived in complete darkness, your body would eventually adjust to a 48 hour day, where you stay awake for 36 hours and then sleep for 12

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Blood donors in Sweden are sent a text message everytime their blood is used to save a life

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Humans spend about 1/3 of their life sleeping

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In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, or 60th wedding anniversary, you get a personalized card from the Queen

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Your mind spends about 70% of its time replaying memories and creating scenarios of perfect moments

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really like that one!

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Hawaii is moving towards Japan at a rate of 4 inches per year

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Unicorns are mentioned in the bible in eight places

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It is illegal for Goats to wear pants in Massachusetts

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Inky the octopus successfully escaped captivity at a New Zealand aquarium after squeezing through a small opening in his tank, sliding across the floor, and finding a drain that dropped him right into the pacific ocean

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Over 95% of supercentenarians (people who live to be 110) are women

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Mountain lions can whistle

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Ketchup was originally sold as medicine

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Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards

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things Baby Boomers remember

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web site you may enjoy-www.boomerlife.org/

 

 

 

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From 1944 to 1961, more than 65 million children were born in the United States. At the height of this baby boom, a child was born every seven seconds. Factors that contributed to the baby boom consisted of young couples who started families after putting off marriage during the War, government encouragement of growth of families through the aid of GI benefits, and popular culture that celebrated pregnancy, parenthood, and large families.

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The sheer size of the baby-boom generation in the U.S. magnified its impact on society: the growth of families led to a migration from cities to suburbs in the postwar years, prompting a building boom in housing, schools, and shopping malls. As the “boomers” reached young adulthood in the 1960s and ’70s, their tastes in music and their hair and dress styles strongly influenced the national culture, and the political activism of some contributed to the unpopularity of the Vietnam War. As they aged and prospered in the 1980s and ’90s, their buying habits determined the course of many consumer industries, including automobiles. Today, members of the baby boomer generation are just beginning to leave the labor force and enter retirement.

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All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

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In response to 2019SelfcareEnthusiast's post:After the end of World War II, birth rates in the United States and other Western countries abnormally jumped up in a phenomenon that came to be called the baby boom. Technically, baby boomers are those people born worldwide between 1946 and 1964, the time frame most commonly used to define them. There are about 76 million boomers in the U.S., representing about 29 percent of the population. In Canada, they are known as “Boomies”; six million reside there. In Britain, the boomer generation is known as “the bulge”. to read more

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Butterflies taste food with their feet

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Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun

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The Bible is available in 2,454 languages

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Xenoglossophobia is the fear of foreign languages

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We are all made from stars. The atoms in our bodies, or within any organic matter containing carbon, were created in stars that lived over 4.5 billion years ago

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Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third

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When Beethoven went deaf, he composed his music by hacking the legs off his piano and sitting on the floor so he could feel the vibrations

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