As school begins, here is a bit of learning for us all
Most men can read smaller print than women can; most women can hear better than men.
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%. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%!
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
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
If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'? (One thousand)
What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? (All were invented by women.)
What is the only food that doesn't spoil? (Honey)
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by 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 wine and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “Honey Month,” which we know today as the “honeymoon.”
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
Don't delete this next bit just because it looks strange. Believe it or not, you can read it:
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* There are 30 days in the month of September, which starts on the same day of the week as December each year but does not end on the same day of the week as any other month in the year. September is the ninth month and has nine letters in its name. It is the only month with the same number of letters in its English name as the number of the month.
Teacher: Everybody hand in your homework, please. Students: Teacher, it’s the first day of school. We didn’t have any homework! Teacher: That’s right, and that’s the last excuse for not doing your homework that I will accept for the rest of the year.
FOR THE GRANDPARENTS:
“An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.”
“It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.”
“Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because grandfathers have only so many horsey rides in them.”
“My grandchildren believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And, after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.”