Saturday, June 10, 2006

Saturday: DYK?

The first Saturday edition of "Did you know..."--

1) Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

2) Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

3) Coca-Cola was originally green.

4) In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

5) The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

6) The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

7) Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David ----Hearts - Charlemagne -----Clubs -Alexander ----the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar