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In History, Languages, Trivias, Unique on September 9, 2008 at 7:40 pm

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

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar

In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on 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.”

If you spell out numbers, you have to go until One Thousand to find the letter “A”.

Several English words like Scuba, Laser, NASA, sonar, radar, cyborg and so on are derived from abbreviation.

SCUBA Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging

RADAR Radio Detecting and Ranging

CYBORG Cybernetic Organism

The sentence “The quick red fox jumps over the brown lazy dog” contains the whole alphabets from A to Z.

Ancient England, a person was not allowed to have sex unless he had a consent, permission from the King (or a member of Royal Family). Once the permission is granted, he will be given a placard that must be hung on their door during the session, it reads Fornication Under Consent of the King.

John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich was very fond of gambling nonstop, one night in 1762, during a routine gambling session, he ordered one of his servants to bring him roast beef between two slices of bread with some vegetables inside. You know the name of this instant food, right?


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