Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A few riddles!

You can have me but cannot hold me;Gain me and quickly lose me.If treated with care I can be great,And if betrayed I will break.What am I?

My tines be long,My tines be shortMy tines end ereMy first report.What am I?

My thunder comes before the lightning;My lightning comes before the clouds;My rain dries all the land it touches.What am I?

I can be cracked, I can be made.I can be told, I can be played.What am I?

What kind of coat can only be put on when wet?

You do not want to have me,But when you have me,You do not want to lose me.What am I?

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?


Shoulders back, stop slouching, you're all hunched over. You've probably heard it all from your parents when you were growing up and as much as you might not want to accept it - it seems they were probably right. According to physio's Kiwis are getting the hump, quite literally leaning forward over computer games, studying and watching TV has seen an increasing number of Kiwi teenagers with bad posture and developing humped backs. So here's the question what is good posture and how do you get it?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Amazing Facts!

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat hiswife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

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

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fredand Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs inthe air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg inthe air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If thehorse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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 bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, andlaser printers all have in common? A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bedfirmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a monthafter the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law withall the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because theircalendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, whichwe know today as the honeymoon.

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 thephrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into therim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phraseinspired by this practice.

Don't delete this just because it looks weird.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow