College Knowledge

Just some little factoids I picked up during our visit to Prince Jordan's College. Knowledge is power...& interesting at the same time.

In the 1400's a law as set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence, we have "rule of thumb".

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentleman Only...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

The 1st couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred & Wilma Flintstone.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

What is the only food that doesn't spoil?.....Honey

The % of Africa that is wilderness is 28%...The % of North America that is wilderness is 38%. Go figure.

Intelligent people have more zinc & copper in their hair.

At least 75% of the people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Believe it or not, you CAN read it:
I cdnuolt blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdeanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny
iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by itslef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh?
The San Francisco Cable Cars are the only mobile National Monument

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

It was acceptable practice in Babylon 4000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the brides father would supply his son-in-law with all the Meade he could drink. Meade is a honey beer & because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the 'honeymoon'.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured to 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'.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints & quarts. So in Old England when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your Pints & Quarts and settle down". It's where we get the phrase 'Mind your P's & Q's.