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Interesting Random Facts

March 20, 2010

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think

about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the1500s:

These are interesting…

 smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and
 men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence
 the saying, Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water..

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and
 other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
 Hence the saying . It’s raining cats and dogs.

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could
 mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded s ome pro tection. That’s how canopy beds
 came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, Dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that would get

 slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh
 until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying a thresh


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 1) A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
    2) The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest
    tongue twister in the English language.
    3) Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a
    million descendants.
    4) Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your
    ear by 700 times.
    5) If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title
    14,Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July
    16 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with
    extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

    6) In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
    7) A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
    8) 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on
    them and photocopying their butts.
    9) Most lipstick contains fish scales.
    10) Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
    11) If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a
    sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
    12) If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.
    13) In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one
    reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
    14) It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
    15) A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
    16) More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a
    telephone call.
    17) Horses can’t vomit.
    18) Butterflies taste with their feet.
    19) In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s
    nuclear weapons combined.
    20) On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
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Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to


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