Some Interesting Trivia

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were
    Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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    Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US 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...)
    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:
    $6,400
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    The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
    61,000
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    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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    The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
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    The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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    The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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    Those 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 as a result 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
    4th, 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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    "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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    Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that
    makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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    Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
    A. Conception.
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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 all have in common?
    A. All invented by women.
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    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    A. Honey
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    Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day
    of the year?
    A. Father's Day
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    Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is
    the most ironic?
    A. He was allergic to carrots.
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    Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
    A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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    In Shakespeare's time, mat tresses 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 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 to
    mind their own 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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    In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
    Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
    language.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
    Did you?
  2. armedandsafe

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    I have a bridge for sale. Interested?

    Pops
  3. 1952Sniper

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    I didn't try to lick my elbow.

    I thought about trying it, though. :D
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  5. NuclearMeltdown

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    "Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield
    wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
    A. All invented by women. "

    Two days ago this History Channel told me that the bullet proof vest was invented by a man. It showed the man shooting himself in the stomach.

    Wonder who makes some of this stuff up.
  6. JohnK3

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    Interestingly enough, however, is that Spread Spectrum Radio Transmission was invented by a woman: Heddy Lamar.

    Unknown to most people is the fact that Heddy was an active Amateur Radio operator, as well as being a famous actress. The idea for Spread Spectrum came from her observation of a player piano roll. She thought that, if the signal were to be made to shift frequencies according to a pattern, they would be much harder for the enemy to intercept. She even holds tha patent for it.
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    I saw the sam History Channel story about the man that invented BP vest - He was a nut shooting himself to prove it worked.
  8. FN_Project90

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    A buddy of mine that is a former SWAT member, told us about this guy that sold his own brand vests and would get someone to shoot him at the SWAT round up. After a while he was banned from attending.
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