1700s Insurance LondonIn the 1700’s you could purchase insurance against going to hell, in London England.going to hell

more cowsThe Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”war

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year. tub



In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.trolley




In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.princess

After being forced by church officials to state in public that the earth does not rotate, Galileo is said to have muttered under his breath, “But it does move.”galileo




  • The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles longpencil



  • A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggschicken earlobesThirty percent of all bingo players are under the age of 35bingo


  • In the late 1800’s, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.churning dog




  • leonardoLeonardo Da Vinci invented the scissorsscissors patent





Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnoutburnout

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for Blacks and for whites.race refresher





  • During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore





  • On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an “Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.”POPE
  • A deadline is an absolute limit, usually a time limit, and was popularized by the newspaper business, in which getting stories written and printed on time is of ultimate importance.

But the expression comes from American Civil War prisoners, who were kept within crude makeshift boundaries, often just a line scratched in the dirt or an easily breached rail fence.

They were told, “If you cross this line, you are dead,” and soon the guards and prisoners simply called it what it was: a deadline.

These days, a restricted limit or time limit is often called a “deadline”.

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jb…signing off 8:17 p.m. 07.18.2015