Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Random-ness ... *~*

If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.


At one Army base, the annual trip to the rifle range had been canceled for the second yearin a row, but the semi-annual physical fitness test was still on as planned.One soldier mused, “Does it bother anyone else that the Army doesn't seem to care howwell we can shoot, but they are extremely interested in how fast we can run?”

Things you might not know

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The youngest pope was 11 years old.

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

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

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you could find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand.

Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. 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 beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period
was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.

A close 2nd:
In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family).
When anyone wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the
King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex. The placard had F.*.* K (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it. Now you know where that word came from.

Last but not least:
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only,
Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

Only in America
AND -- if olive oil is made from olives and corn oil is made from corn -- baby oil must be made from _______ ?????????
Only in America.....do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. > > Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.
Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille >lettering.

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made >with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't >they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle) ..in other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while

"Just how long can we do wrong before the stars begin to fade?" [Toohey]

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