Friday, June 8, 2012

Interesting Stuff...Part II

Part II


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.

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.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

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 bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, andlaser printersall have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

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

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured onbed framesby 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.

Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it:

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

 funny pics


Morning Pic Dump

Birthdays on June 8th

1955 - Tim Berners-Lee
1933 - Joan Rivers
1925 - Barbara Bush
1916 - Francis Crick
1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright


Todays Pic Dump

In Sink


Blast from the Past

 Daily Random Facts


Schnick Schnack


Afternoon Funnies

Todays Quote
 Birthday Girl
 Barbra Bush

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Bush

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
Barbara Bush

Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.
Barbara Bush

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
Barbara Bush

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.
Barbara Bush

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Barbara Bush

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
Barbara Bush

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
Barbara Bush

I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
Barbara Bush

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
Barbara Bush

It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on.
Barbara Bush

It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.
Barbara Bush

My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George?
Barbara Bush

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
Barbara Bush

One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.
Barbara Bush

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Bush

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.
Barbara Bush

The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream.
Barbara Bush

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Barbara Bush

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