PDA

View Full Version : Trivia time



DsrtJeeper
01-20-2005, 11:52 PM
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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US 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: Alaska
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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: $6,400
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The average number of people airborne over the US 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.
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The 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
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 causes.
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Han**** 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 all have in common?
A. All 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.
AND FINALLY
>75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

SHNIPE
01-21-2005, 12:25 AM
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 causes.

Snopes (http://snopes.com/military/statue.htm) calls BS on this one.

Claim: The number of hooves lifted into the air on equestrian statues reveals how the riders died.

Status: False.

Origins: Folk
wisdom has it that equestrian statues contain a code whereby the rider's fate can be determined by noting how many hooves the horse has raised. The most common theory has it that if one hoof is raised, the rider was wounded in battle (possibly dying of those wounds later but not necessarily so); two raised hooves, death in battle; all four hooves on the ground, the rider survived all battles unharmed.

The hoof code mostly holds true in terms of Gettysburg equestrian statues, but there is at least one exception. James Longstreet wasn't wounded in this battle yet his horse has one foot raised.

Even the most cursory look at the statues around Washington, D.C. quickly disproves that the hoof code at all holds sway in that locale.


oh and how many of you are tryna lick your elbow??? http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/images/smilies/nutkick.gif

Sedona Jeep School
01-21-2005, 07:24 AM
Yes, I tried to lick my own elbow. And I am having my hair analyzed for zinc and copper. And I pulled a calculator out to see what 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 is! :cool:

What this tells me, Eric and Dennis, is that January is not a particularly busy time for you guys, either! :D

Well, gotta go--I have to go see a whole bunch of Jeep tour guides and instructors who will be trying to lick their elbows today... ;) :D

Antman
01-21-2005, 07:41 AM
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Han**** and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.


Someone needs to teach the "Filter" the difference between someones name and a part of the anatomy. :eek: :D

johndorf
01-21-2005, 08:47 AM
Yes I tried to lick my elbow, and what the hell is wrong w/the other 25% of you, I have some land in Florida I would love to sell you ;) . I love useless trivia. I live roughly 4 miles from my birthplace :D . Have a good day. John

DsrtJeeper
01-21-2005, 09:07 AM
What this tells me, Eric and Dennis, is that January is not a particularly busy time for you guys, either! :D



Well actually; I'm being constructive while awaiting my next wheeling fix. (Read: Trying to be a good boy.) :D

Dammit! I just missed my elbow that time! :rolleyes:

highjeeps
01-21-2005, 11:53 AM
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Han**** and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.


Someone needs to teach the "Filter" the difference between someones name and a part of the anatomy. :eek: :D

:D :D I ran into that same problem with my signature stuff ... notice I had to use Kockerspaniel. :D

k7mto
01-21-2005, 01:14 PM
Here's one...

Contrary to popular belief, you *can* tickle yourself. Rub the roof of your mouth lightly with your finger :D

BRUZR
01-21-2005, 01:55 PM
Here's one...

Contrary to popular belief, you *can* tickle yourself. Rub the roof of your mouth lightly with your finger :D
But wash your hands first!!! Or use your tongue... :D

danno
01-21-2005, 02:06 PM
Snopes (http://snopes.com/military/statue.htm) calls BS on this one.

Claim: The number of hooves lifted into the air on equestrian statues reveals how the riders died.

Status: False.

Origins: Folk
wisdom has it that equestrian statues contain a code whereby the rider's fate can be determined by noting how many hooves the horse has raised. The most common theory has it that if one hoof is raised, the rider was wounded in battle (possibly dying of those wounds later but not necessarily so); two raised hooves, death in battle; all four hooves on the ground, the rider survived all battles unharmed.

The hoof code mostly holds true in terms of Gettysburg equestrian statues, but there is at least one exception. James Longstreet wasn't wounded in this battle yet his horse has one foot raised.

Even the most cursory look at the statues around Washington, D.C. quickly disproves that the hoof code at all holds sway in that locale.


oh and how many of you are tryna lick your elbow??? http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/images/smilies/nutkick.gif

I call Bull SH IT on this one too...

This is a picture of a statue of Andrew Jackson (US 7th President, and the Guy on the 20) as it stands in front of the St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square in New Orleans.

http://ils.unc.edu/no/JS5.JPG

He died of natural causes in 1845.

BobnJeep
01-22-2005, 09:55 AM
2411.02 miles from my birthplace; did not try to lick my elbow.

I would contest "The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska " My sister lived in Washington DC, and most people used the metro subway, and in NY it's too expensive to own a vehicle.