Dad’s Fun Facts

Not sure where Dad got these, but here goes…

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 was Fred and Wilma
Flintstone.


Every day more money
is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.
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:
$ 16,400

The average number
of people airborne over the U.S.. in 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 because 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 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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