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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Nov 6, 2013.


  1. Mrs Glockrunner

    Mrs Glockrunner
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    Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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

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    The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
    (now get this...)

    The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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    The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
    $ 16,400

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    The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
    61,000

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    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

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    The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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    The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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    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

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    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

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    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.

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    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.

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    Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    A. Their birthplace

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    Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
    A. Obsession

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    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

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    Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
    A. All were invented by women.

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

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    Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
    A. Father's Day
     
  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster
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    One learns a few things here in GT.