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Interesting facts!!

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silverfox

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AMAZING BUT TRUE.................

[FONT=&quot]In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb". [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Many years ago in Scotland[/FONT] [FONT=&quot], a new game was invented. It was ruled[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]US Treasury.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Coca-Cola was[/FONT] originally green.

[FONT=&quot]It is impossible to lick your elbow.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The average number of people airborne over the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]US any given hour: 61,000[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Spades - King [/FONT][FONT=&quot]David [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Hearts - Charlemagne [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Clubs -Alexander, the Great [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Diamonds - Julius Caesar [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died [/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]of natural causes. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"? [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]A. One thousand[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Q. What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]A. All invented by women.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]A. Honey[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]In Shakespeare's [/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]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." [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]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. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]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" [/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Many years ago in England[/FONT] [FONT=&quot], pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice [/FONT][FONT=&quot].[/FONT]
 

Vaylan

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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"

I'm surprised to hear the above. According to etiquette you have to say Please (P) and Thank you (sounds like "ThanQ") and hence comes the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

It's possible the etymology may be multifarious.....

 
Another interesting fact....

Musharraf in Tunnel:
Vajpayee, Musharraf, Madhuri Dixit and Margaret Thatcher are traveling in a train. The train suddenly goes through a tunnel and it gets completely dark. Suddenly there is a kissing sound and then a slap! The train comes out of the tunnel. Thatcher and Vajpayee are sitting there looking perplexed. Musharraf is bent over holding his face, which is red from an apparent slap. All of them remain diplomatic and nobody says anything.

Thatcher is thinking: "These Pakistanis are all crazy after Madhuri. Musharraf must have tried to kiss her in the tunnel. Very proper that she slapped him"

Madhuri is thinking: "Musharraf must have moved to kiss me, and kissed Margaret instead and got slapped."

Musharraf is thinking: "Damn! it, Vajpayee must have tried to kiss Madhuri, she thought it was me and slapped! me."

Vajpayee is thinking: "If this train goes through another tunnel, I could make another kissing sound and slap Musharraf again."
 

Vaylan

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KSPV, what makes you think TN is not cursed ?! :lol: When the "leaders" have names like Stalin , that should give one a clue of where the place is headed!!
 
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