Saturday, January 27, 2007

Interesting Facts

I received these "facts" in an email & while I am not sure how true they are, I did find them interesting so thought I would share them. *s*

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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"

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.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%; the percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

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.

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I hope you enjoyed reading these...I will post more in a few days, if so.

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