email this to all your friends and coworkers just for fun

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by cerridwen, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    THE LONGEST CHAPTER OF THE BIBLE IS PSALM 119.

    A HAMLET IS CLASSIFIED AS A "GROUPING OF HOUSES SMALLER THAN A VILLAGE", AND IT USUALLY HAS AROUND 20 PEOPLE. IT HAS NO MAYOR OR ANY FORM OF CENTRAL OR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. SHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA IS THE LARGEST HAMLET IN THE WORLD WITH A POPULATION OF 45,000 AND NO GOVERNMENT.

    THE AVERAGE MOUSE PAD IS 8.75 INCHES BY 7.5 INCHES.

    THE FOUNDER OF JC PENNY HAD A LAST NAME OF "CASH."

    MOST AMERICANS' CAR HORNS BEEP IN THE KEY OF "F".

    NO WAR HAS BEEN FOUGHT WHERE BOTH COUNTRIES HAD A McDONALDS

    THE SAGUARO CACTUS, FOUND IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES DOESN'T GROW BRANCHES UNTIL IT IS 75 YEARS OLD.

    THE FOREIGN CITY MOST VISITED BY AMERICANS IS TIJUANA.

    PAUL REVERE RODE ON A HORSE THAT BELONGED TO DEACON LARKIN.

    A GOLDFISH HAS A MEMORY OF ONLY 4 SECONDS.

    AT LATITUDE 60 DEGREES SOUTH YOU CAN SAIL ALL THE WAY AROUND THE WORLD

    EVERY MALE OVER 18 IS CONSIDRED PART OF THE ARIZONA MILITIA IF THEY LIVE IN ARIZONA.

    EVERY SWISS CITIZEN IS REQUIRED TO HAVE ACCESS TO A BOMB SHELTER.

    A GOLDEN RAZOR REMOVED FROM KING TUT'S TOMB WAS STILL SHARP ENOUGH TO BE USED.

    THE RIDGES ON THE SIDES OF COINS ARE CALLED REEDING OR MILLING.

    ALL GONDOLAS IN VENICE, ITALY MUST BE PANITED BLACK, UNLESS THEY BELONG TO A HIGH OFFICIAL.

    A TWO-BIT MOON IS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

    ST. STEPHAN IS THE PATRON SAINT OF BRICKLAYERS.

    THE UNITED STATES HAS NEVER LOST A WAR IN WHICH MULES WERE USED.

    THE 16th CENTURY ASTRONOMER TYCHO BRAHE LOST HIS NOSE IN A DUEL WITH ONE OF HIS STUDENTS OVER A MATHEMATICAL COMPUTATION. HE WORE A SILVER NOSE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

    OAK TREES DON'T HAVE ACORNS UNTIL THEY ARE AT LEAST 50 YEARS OLD

    THE ASHES OF THE AVERAGE CREMATED PERSON WEIGHS 9 POUNDS.

    THERE ARE 2 CREDIT CARDS FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES

    CLANS OF LONG AGO THAT WANTED TO GET RID OF UNWANTED PEOPLE WITHOUT KILLING THEM USE TO BURN THEIR HOUSES DOWN--HENCE THE EXPRESSION "TO GET FIRED"
     
  2. -GOD-

    -GOD- Banned

    Even though my time is infinite, God does not enjoy reading infinite posts.
     
  3. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    DId you find one of those spam email websites or something? You're all over the place with this stuff... :D
     
  4. -GOD-

    -GOD- Banned

    cerridwen, I want to inform you that while you were posting this junk, I made a man stumble on the street and lose his winning lottery ticket. Too bad you wasted your time here, someone else foundeth it.
     
  5. Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis Banned

    So turn off time, dick.
     
  6. WanderingturnupII

    WanderingturnupII Grouchy Old Fart

    Ahhh...but why are the edges of coins ridged? (Or reeded, or milled?)

    Back when coins were still made from real precious metals, the unscrupulous could shave a tiny bit of gold or silver off the edge of the coin. Do this enough times, and you get enough metal for a whole new coin. Milling the edges keeps folks honest.
     
  7. Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis Banned

    It's also to aid blind people, as is the differentiating sizes of the coins.
     
  8. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    that may be, but at the same time no one is forcing you to read my posts.
     
  9. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

  10. Samhain

    Samhain Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    hi Happy and C

    I have one


    all the people of the world will fit into the isle of wright but no one would be able to sit down


    S
     
  11. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    ... interesting....
     
  12. WanderingturnupII

    WanderingturnupII Grouchy Old Fart

    Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner...
     

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