Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Interesting stuff...

VERY
INTERESTING STUFF


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'




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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.




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




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




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




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Coca-Cola was
originally green.




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It is impossible to lick
your elbow.




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


Alaska


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




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The percentage of
North America that is wilderness: 38%


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The cost of raising
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:


$ 16,400


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The average number
of people airborne over the U.S. in any given
hour:


61,000


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Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper in their hair..




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




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The San Francisco
Cable cars are the only mobile National
Monuments.




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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



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


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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 because of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes




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Only two people
signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.




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Q. Half of all
Americans live within 50 miles of what?




A. Their birthplace


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Q. Most boat owners
name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
requested?




A.
Obsession


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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


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Q. What do
bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?




A. All were invented
by women.




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



A.
Honey



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Q. Which day are
there more collect calls than any other day of the
year?




A. Father's
Day



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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'




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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, which we know today as the honeymoon.




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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
the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'




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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.




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





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Don't delete this
just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read
it.




I cdnuolt blveiee
taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

5 meses...

Hace 5 meses que no actualizo el blog y ni si quiera me había dado cuenta de que había pasado tanto tiempo...
Lo cierto es que durante todo este tiempo he pensado en millones de cosas sobre las que escribir. Tengo mi post pendiente, que está a medio terminar sobre como ingresar en una universidad o centro educativo irlandés, pensé en escribir sobre el Lisbon Treaty haciendo un análisis, pensé en escribir sobre mis peripecias por los hoteles,... un montón de cosas! Pero la verdad es que no he tenido mucho tiempo.
Tampoco he tenido ganas y es que para escribir sin ganas, mejor es no escribir. A veces, yo noto como la gente actualiza sus blogs y emanan una falta de estamina alucinante. Yo no quiero releer alguno de mis posts y que me pase lo mismo.
Otro problema que me he encontrado es que cada vez más me custa más y más escribir en español. Me cuesta casi tanto o más que escribir en inglés y es que me he acostumbrado a pensar en inglés. Veo como cada vez mi vocabulario o mi capacidad de expresión se va reduciendo y, sinceramente me da miedo perder lo poco que tenía.
Hasta ahora cuando me centrado en lectura castellana por una temporada rápidamente he recuperado todo, la gente se extraña no obstante de que ésto me pase y hay veces que me da la sensación de que creen que estoy presumiendo de idioma. Ya quisiera yo, pero no es presumir si no la realidad.
En estos cinco meses han pasado cosas transcendenta
les en mi vida: muchos cambios en mi entorno familiar, muchos problemas y preocupaciones, mucha desazón con mi trabajo y ahora llevo gafas para ver la pizarra. Las odio y no me gusta verme con ellas, pero supongo que les acabaré cogiendo el gusto...
Y bueno había pensado que quizás le de un giro al blog, seguiré contando mis historias y batallas pero creo que también me voy a dedicar a lo que es un poco más lo mío comentando de vez en cuando sobre vinos, comida y restaurantes/hoteles, etc.
Quizás no le interese a nadie pero yo lo veo un modo de trabajar mi expresión y mi análisis sobre estos temas ;) Se aceptarán todo tipo de colaboraciones!!!
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