Things you probably didn't know

Thursday, February 25, 2010

1. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

2. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

3. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

4. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

5. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.

6. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).

7. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. This explains my current situation.

8. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

9. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

10. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
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8 comentarii:

wtfb said...

purple- turtle

NeoN said...

purple rhymes with curple which is something to do with a horse and i always thought syringe kinda rhymed with orange??

Anonymous said...

HURTLE

Anonymous said...

Thumb?

No

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/rule-of-thumb.html

Anonymous said...

Oranges poranges, who says, oranges poranges,
who says, oranges poranges, who says--
there ain't no rhyme for oranges!

-Witchiepoo

Anonymous said...

Purple rhymes with:
– Hirple: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hirple
– Curple: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/curple

nice try douche hog

Anonymous said...

it says no words in the DICTIONARY-meaning in A DICTIONARY, not the fucking internet; how ironic of you idiots :/

Barb Bruce said...

Did you know that when your kitty cat bites you while you are rubbing her stomach, it is most likely your friends attempt at showing her pleasure.

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