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Where did the phrase 'the rule of thumb ' originate ?

Which game was originally designed only for males, and takes it's name from this fact ?

Who were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV (worldwide) ?

What was the first novel ever written on a typewriter ?

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history, can you name them ?

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter 'A'?

What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common?

Where does the word "honeymoon" come from ?

Where does the phrase 'Wet your whistle' come from ?

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If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter 'A'?

One Hundred and One

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Originally Posted By: Greg_Dyke
Where did the phrase 'the rule of thumb ' originate ? "rule of thumb" comes from an old law
regulating wife-beating: "if a stick were used, it should not be
thicker than a man's thumb."


Which game was originally designed only for males, and takes it's name from this fact ? Jacks

Who were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV (worldwide) ? Fred and Wilma Flintstone

What was the first novel ever written on a typewriter ? Tom Sawyer

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history, can you name them ? Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter 'A'? One thousand

What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common? All invented by women

Where does the word "honeymoon" come from ? Honey is the base for the mead which the bride and groom would drink before the wedding as it was thought to enhance fertility. Marrying on the day of the full moon was thought to bring good luck to both families. A second, similar theory refers back to the days when the groom had to capture his bride. The couple would hide from the parents before marrying (drinking honey wine) and then remain in hiding for a further cycle of the moon after the wedding.

Where does the phrase 'Wet your whistle' come from ? Many years ago 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.


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Damn....you must have got the same e-mail I did


but you got the second one wrong affig

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I think i might have the 'Jacks' one wrong shocked

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No email Dykey, just had to wrack my pea brain and use google grin

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Julius Caesar was not a king so that's wrong too.

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Originally Posted By: cantos



If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter 'A'?

One Hundred and One


I think you will find your answer to this question is wrong also BP.

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A hundred? grin

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I've heard the game for gents is supposedly golf, which they say stands for "Gents only, ladies forbidden".

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Originally Posted By: The Invisible Man
A hundred? grin


If you come from the East End, it is...................Ait, innit?!!!!!!! doh

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golf is correct.... !

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