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...

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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 - or what we know today as the honeymoon.

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 [...]
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In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
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TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out) ... deschide curiozitatea

Stiati ca Engleza English Miercuri, 29 August 2007


"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?) ... deschide curiozitatea

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Stiati ca Engleza English Joi, 4 Octombrie 2007


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Stiati ca Engleza English Sambata, 26 Iulie 2008


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Stiati ca Engleza English Miercuri, 29 August 2007


90% of Americans who own pets buy them Christmas gifts. ... deschide curiozitatea

Stiati ca Engleza English Sambata, 26 Iulie 2008


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Stiati ca Engleza English Miercuri, 29 August 2007


The youngest pope was 11 years old. ... deschide curiozitatea

Stiati ca Engleza English Joi, 24 Noiembrie 2005


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Stiati ca Engleza English Joi, 24 Noiembrie 2005


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Stiati ca Engleza English Joi, 24 Noiembrie 2005


A little magic with numbers in the image
attached. Click to enlarge.A little magic with numbers in the image attached. Click to enlarge. ... deschide curiozitatea

Stiati ca Engleza English Miercuri, 7 Decembrie 2005


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Stiati ca Engleza English Sambata, 26 Iulie 2008


This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And if you are anywhere near as stubborn as I am, you will keep trying at least a few more times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't.
1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
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Stiati ca Engleza English Joi, 3 Noiembrie 2005


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Stiati ca Engleza English Miercuri, 10 Octombrie 2007


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Stiati ca Engleza English Sambata, 26 Iulie 2008