Did You Know?

As a follow-up to a previous post, we have more interesting facts. While the usefullness here is open for debate – the truths… well, aren’t. Did you know?

  • 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.”
  • Q: What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? A: All were invented by women.
  • The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work : Alaska
  • The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour : 61,000
  • 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.
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:
    1. Spades – King David
    2. Hearts – Charlemagne
    3. Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    4. Diamonds – Julius Caesar
  • If a statue that is seen in the park of a person on a horse that 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 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
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter : Tom Sawyer.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • 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.
  • The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven : $6,400
  • 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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