Monday, February 16, 2009

10 world facts I bet you don't know.

Found these here

1. A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

2. Sliced bread was patented by a jeweller, Otto Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it for 16 years, having started in 1912.

3. Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.

4. Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

5. In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

6. The magic word "Abracadabra" was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

7. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden, later presidents goofed it all up for us.

8. In the 1970's, the Rhode Island Legislature in the US entertained a proposal that there be a $2 tax on every act of sexual intercourse in the State.

9. At the age of 12, Martin Luther King became so depressed he tried committing suicide twice, by jumping out of his bedroom window.

10. The two highest IQ scores on record are both held by women.

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