Just a Thought!
If people from Poland are called "Poles," why
aren't people from Holland called "Holes?
It ALL Depends on the Way You Look at Things.
One day a father and his rich family took his son
on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing him how poor people
can be. They spent a day and a night on the farm of a very poor family.
THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All polar bears are left handed.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930's lobbied against hemp farmers-they saw it as competition.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
Starfish haven't got brains.
The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'.
The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as necessary. When it was built in the 1940's, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
Life in the 1500's This is really interesting (and TRUE!!)
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and were still smelling pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the b.o.
Baths equalled a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water".
Houses had thatched roofs. Thick straw, piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the pets... dogs, cats and other small animals, mice, rats, bugs lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. So, they found if they made beds with big posts and hung a sheet over the top, it addressed that problem. Hence those beautiful big 4 poster beds with canopies.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors which would get slippery in the winter when wet. So they spread thresh on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on they kept adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed at the entry way, hence a "thresh hold".
They cooked in the kithen in a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They mostly ate vegetables and didn't get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been in there for a month. Hence the rhyme: peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork and would feel really special when that happened. When company came over, they would bring out some bacon and hang it to show it off. It was a sign of wealth and that a man "could really bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with a high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food. This happened most often with tomatoes, so they stopped eating tomatoes... for 400 years.
Most people didn't have pewter plates, but had trenchers - a piece of wood with the middle scooped out like a bowl. Trenchers were never washed and a lot of times worms got into the wood. After eating off wormy trenchers, they would get "trench mouth."
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the "upper crust".
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock them out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a "wake".
England is old and small, and they started running out of places to bury people. So, they would dig up coffins and would take their bones to a house and re-use the grave. In reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string on their wrist and lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night to listen for the bell. Hence on the "graveyard shift" they would know that someone was "saved by the bell" or he was a "dead ringer".
Tricks! Not Jokes
Make sure you follow the instructions.
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
Now, go back and count the number of "F's" in the sentence.
Just follow the instructions below:
(2) DON'T scroll down too fast-do it slowly, and follow the instructions below exactly, and do the maths in your head as fast as you can. FOLLOW these instructions one at a time and as QUICKLY as you can!
What is: 2+2?
Quick! Pick a number between 12 and 5 Got it?
Now scroll down
The number you picked was 7 right?
Deep within a forest a little turtle began to
climb a tree.
Facts of life?
1. If you think the way to a man's heart is through his stomach you're aiming to high.
2. Women don't make fools of men...most of them are the do-it-yourself types.
3. The best reason to divorce a man is a health reason.... you're sick of him.
4. Never trust a man who says he's the boss at home. He probably lies about other things too.
5. A woman's work that is never done is the stuff she asked her husband to do.
6. If you want a nice man go for a bald one...they try harder.
7. Go for younger men...You might as well...they never mature anyway.
8. Men are all the same...they just have different faces so you can tell them apart.
9. Definition of a man with manners...he gets out of the bath to pee.
10. Whenever you meet a man who would make a good husband, you will usually find that he does.
11. Scientists have just discovered something that can do the work of five men ... a woman.
12. There are a lot of words you can use to describe men ... strong, caring, loving ... they'd be wrong but you could still use them.
13. Men are like animals...messy, insensitive and potentially violent, but they make great pets.
14. Men's brains are like the prison system...not enough cells per man.
15. There are only two four letter words that are offensive to men ... "don't" and "stop" (Unless they're used together).
16. Husbands are like children ... they're fine if they're someone else's.
17. If a man appears sexy, caring and smart ... give him a day and he will be back to his usual self.
18. All men are like chickens with their heads cut off when they see beautiful women pass by.
19. If your man appears happy, excited and keeps looking at you all of a sudden ... he is probably checking out the woman behind you.
20. Figuring out men is like trying to make a jigsaw puzzle in a jar ... once you think you have it all put together, you find another piece but don't know where it goes.
A businessman was talking with his barber, when
they both noticed a goofy-looking fellow bouncing down the sidewalk.
Whenever your kids are out of control, you can
take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to
Yesterday, scientists for Health Canada suggested
that men should take a look at their beer consumption, considering the results
of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.
How many men does it take to open a beer?