November 4, 2006 @ 5:38 pm by sean
Horses should only be euthanized for a career-ending injury if human athletes get euthanized for a career ending injury.
If you can afford to raise a horse that is worth that much, surely you can afford to take care of it when it sprains its ankle and gets infected. Do not try and pass that off as ‘fatal’ just because the horse is worthless to you in that condition.
Considering how convincing emails apparently are, does anyone have any previous knowledge if these are true or not?
Weird Things You Would Never Know!!
Butterflies taste with their feet.
A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
(Nathan says this is not true.)
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the
world’s nuclear weapons combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every
On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for
dating are already married.
Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every
year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account
the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
A snail can sleep for three years.
No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH”.
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and
ears never stop growing.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears are left handed.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the
letters only on one row of the keyboard.
“Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
(read “19” down below)
If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on TV; Fred and Wilma
2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
5. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
6. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness:28% now get this…
7. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
8. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
9. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
10. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
11. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
12. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
14. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
15. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
Spades – King David,
Hearts – Charlemagne,
Clubs-Alexander the Great,
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
17. 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.
the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
18. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,
but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
19. “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
20. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes
them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
21. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever
won a Super bowl.
22. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional
sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL)are the day before and the day after
the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
23. How about this…. The nursery rhyme “Ring around the Rosy” is a
rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red
circular sores (“Ring around the rosy…”), these,sores would smell very
bad, so common folks would put flowers on
their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously)so that they would cover the
smell of the sores (“…a pocket full of posies…”). People who died
from the plague would be burned so as
to reduce the possible spread of the disease (“…ashes, ashes, we all
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
Q. What separates “60 Minutes,” on CBS from every other TV show?
A. No theme song.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace.
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter “A”?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the
A. Father’s Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
1. 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 tight”.
2. 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.
3. 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 their own pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the
phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”.
4. Many years ago in England, 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.
5. In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent
of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone wanted
To have a baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave them a
that they hung on their door while they were having sex. The placard had
F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it.
Now you know where that came from.
6. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
Ladies Forbidden…. and thus the word GOLF entered into the English