Little known stuff

by Michelle Fortes


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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’

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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.

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

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In cards 

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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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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Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’? 
Answer : One thousand.

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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’

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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 honeymoon.

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