Thursday, June 7, 2012

Interesting Stuff

Part 1

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'

Many years ago inScotland, 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 U.S . 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: Alaska

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: $ 16,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in 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.

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

Morning Pic Dump

Putin on the Ritz

Birthdays on June 7th
Todays Pic Dump

Blast from the past
Continuing to highlight the 
Beach Boys


Afternoon Funnies


Todays Quote
Birthday Girl & Novelist
Elizabeth Bowen

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
Elizabeth Bowen

Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
Elizabeth Bowen

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
Elizabeth Bowen

Education is not so important as people think.
Elizabeth Bowen

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Elizabeth Bowen

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.
Elizabeth Bowen

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Elizabeth Bowen

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am.
Elizabeth Bowen

I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road.
Elizabeth Bowen

If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
Elizabeth Bowen

If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
Elizabeth Bowen

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do.
Elizabeth Bowen

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
Elizabeth Bowen

Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.
Elizabeth Bowen

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
Elizabeth Bowen

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Elizabeth Bowen

Language is a mixture of statement and evocation.
Elizabeth Bowen

Mechanical difficulties with language are the outcome of internal difficulties with thought.
Elizabeth Bowen

Meeting people unlike oneself does not enlarge one's outlook; it only confirms one's idea that one is unique.
Elizabeth Bowen

Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone.
Elizabeth Bowen

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