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22 Dec 2009

Coffee Table Trivia (courtesy Jeena)

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

• 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 were Fred and Wilma Flintstone

• Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury

• Coca-Cola was originally green

• 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

• 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"

• 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, which we know today as the honeymoon

• 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 your pints and quarts, and settle down." It’s where we get the phrase "mind your P’s and Q’s".

1 comment:

  1. Well it is courtesy Terece Bershaw (CA7 team) LOL!