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INTERESTING STUFF ( a humor break :)

Written by Subject: Humor


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'


Many years ago in Scotland , a

new game was invented.

It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...

Ladies Forbidden'... and thus,

the word GOLF entered  

into the English language.

The first couple to
be shown in bed together

on prime time TV was

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.


It is impossible to

lick your elbow.

The State with the
highest percentage of

people who walk to work:



The percentage of
Africa that is wilderness: 28%

(now get this...)

The percentage of
North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400


The average number of people

airborne over the U.S.

in any given hour:



Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper

in their hair.

The first novel ever
written on a typewriter:

Tom Sawyer

The San Francisco  
Cable cars are the only mobile National


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 because

of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs

on the ground, the person died
of natural causes


Only two people signed the

Declaration of Independence on July 4:  

John Hancock and Charles Thomson.

Most of the rest signed on August 2,

but the last signature

wasn't added until 5 years later.

Q. Half of all Americans live

within 50 miles of what?  

A. Their birthplace


Q. Most boat owners name their boats.

What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession


Q. If you were to spell out numbers,

how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand


Q. What do bulletproof vests,

fire escapes,

windshield wipers

and laser printers

have in common?

A. All were invented
by women.


Q. What is the only
food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey


Q. Which day are
there more collect calls
than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day  


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,

which we know today as

the honeymoon..


In English pubs, ale
is ordered by pints and quarts...

So in old England , when
customers got unruly, the bartender
would yell at them 'Mind
your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get
the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'


Many years ago in England ,

pub frequenters had a whistle

baked into the rim, or handle,

of their ceramic cups.

When they needed a refill,  

they used the whistle

to get some service..

'Wet your whistle'  

is the phrase

inspired by this practice.

At least 75% of people who read

this will try to lick their elbow!  

Don't delete this just because it looks weird.

Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?



1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years..

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three..

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.  

5.Your reason for not staying in touch

with friends and family is

that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and

use your cell phone to see if anyone is  

home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has

a web site at the bottom of the screen  

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone,

which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60)

years of your life, is now a cause for

panic and you turn around to go and get it.  

10. You get up in the morning and

go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.  

13. Even worse, you know exactly to

whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice

there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up

to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list  

~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself..

Go on, forward this to your friends.

You know you want to!  

Go lick your elbow.


1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Max Woody Media-ocre Mogul
Entered on:

Finally Ernie has a softer side ..this isn't humor it appears to be all facts..thanks for showing some positive news and not all this negative that abounds here..its just a dead end of anger with no its nice to push the envelope with a new approach -Max Woody Media-Ocre Media Mogul 

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