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Old 25 Sep 2021, 10:35 AM   #1
Bamb0
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"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat
name requested?
A. Obsession
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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"?
A. One thousand
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Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
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Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
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Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
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Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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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
more firm 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 we know today as the
honeymoon.
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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
their own pints and quarts and settle down." It's where we get the phrase
"mind your P's and Q's"
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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.
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In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled "Gentlemen Only Ladies
Forbidden".... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.


ll quite good except this one:

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

I live more than 50 Miles from MY birthplace..

Ah man!!
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Old 25 Sep 2021, 10:05 PM   #2
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I also live more than 50 miles from my birth place. Same goes for my 6 brothers and sisters. My mother and father too.

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Old 26 Sep 2021, 07:14 AM   #3
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I live more than 50 Miles from MY birthplace..
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I also live more that 50 miles from my birth place. Same goes for my 6 brothers and sisters. My mother and father too.
Well there's the halfs and the half nots..

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