Author Topic: It can't be true,.... but it is! Weird and wonderful facts by Jane Reid  (Read 1110 times)

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Duelling in Paraguay is quite legal, as long as both participants are registered blood donors.

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The man in the dock in a Scottish court looked shamefaced as his girlfriend claimed that he had hit her on the head with an axe, twice, while she had been lying in bed.  Not satisfied with that, he then assulted her with a can of soup.  Having done so, the can was then opened and the couple warmed it and had it for supper..............

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A High Court judge granted a divorce on the grounds that the plaintiff's wife had acted unreasonably in insisting that, when he came home, he kiss first her, then her sister - and then the cat.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Friendship is a sheltering tree.

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of other cannot keep it from themselves.

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Re: It can't be true,.... but it is! Weird and wonderful facts by Jane Reid
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 11:45:54 PM »
Some more facts:

The citizens of Kentucky, USA, are required by law to take a bath once a year.  At least they would be cleaner than King Louis XIII of France who had a grand total of five baths in his whole lifetime....

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Eskimos use refrigerators.  Not to keep food fresh as we do, but to prevent it from freezing solid, as it would if left outside in the ice and snow of the Arctic.


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In 1666 much of London was destroyed by a fire which started in a baker's shop in Pudding Lane and spread quickly, devastating building after building.  Amazingly only six people died in the conflagration.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Friendship is a sheltering tree.

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of other cannot keep it from themselves.