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Old 10-12-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Interesting facts...

In the 1500s most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

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Old 10-12-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, really.

Do you have more facts like these?
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:57 PM   #3
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that's fuckin disgusting

why didnt they take more showers? i know they had no running water but they had lakes and shit

stinky hoes fuck that i'd do just fine with my hand if a bitch only took 1 shower a year
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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Interesting fact....

Pizza Hut breadsticks are better than crack
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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Damn, didn't knew that....is that fo real man???
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:45 PM   #6
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"kick the bucket" comes from long ago when they woulg hang people and "kick the bucket" out from under the person.
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:10 PM   #7
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Damn, didn't knew that....is that fo real man???
Ive had 20 in one sitting. I havent experienced crack so I guess I was using it as a figure of speech. Seriously though, better than crack.
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:38 PM   #8
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that's fuckin disgusting

why didnt they take more showers? i
They believed that a layer of dirt and grime protected them from disease.

The look of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead were inspired by the concentration camps of Germany.

Back to the 1500s

The floors were dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "dirt poor."

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they kept adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying, a "thresh hold."


Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."

Interesting, huh...

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Old 10-12-2005, 08:56 PM   #9
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^Damn man, you are a smart guy
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:20 PM   #10
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Default Re: Interesting facts...

yo, even in the 1800's the majority of Americans took maybe 1 bath a year. Shit was gross before running water.

There's tons of these facts like this, i just forgot most of them.

Rule of Thumb comes from the rule (back in some place, maybe england) that said you could beat your wife with anything less wide that your thumb.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:36 PM   #11
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I just have some good sources.

I also read that in Kemet they had electrical light bulbs. If you were to examine the walls and ceilings of the tombs and pyramids you wouldn't find a trace of soot. The gold on the walls was to illuminate the rooms by magnifying the sunlight that came in through the shafts during the day, and to serve as an electrical conductor.

The arch of the covenant was also a mass of electrical energy that would electricute a person that didn't handled it properly.

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:54 PM   #12
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These don't sound like real facts. Got sources? The rule of thumb thing has been proven false BTW.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #13
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^really? How has it been proven false?
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:24 PM   #14
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The first fact is false as well. The following site has one debunking. Snopes has another. The bath thing is incorrect in that they didn't really bath AT ALL apparantly. And sources say that flowers PREDATE the 1500s.

http://www.history-magazine.com/facts.html

Regarding the rule of thumb:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb

Anyways, before someone says it, "fuck" is NOT an acronym.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:29 PM   #15
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The first fact is false as well. The following site has one debunking. Snopes has another. The bath thing is incorrect in that they didn't really bath AT ALL apparantly. And sources say that flowers PREDATE the 1500s.

http://www.history-magazine.com/facts.html

Regarding the rule of thumb:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb

Anyways, before someone says it, "fuck" is NOT an acronym.
It's funny that the first link is listed in that order.

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