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... barber poles, sneezing, epistaxiophobia, kites

by Florence Shea

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can’t sink in
There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

From the Middle ages until the end of the 19th century, barbers performed a number
of medical duties including bloodletting, wound treatment, dentistry, minor
operations, and bone setting. In the Middle Ages the barber’s striped red pole was a
staff the patient would grip while the barber bled the patient.

In ancient Anglo-Saxon weddings, rings were not exchanged between the bride and
groom. Instead the bride passed her shoes to the groom who would then take the shoes
and tap the bride on the head with them. This symbolized that wherever the groom
went the bride would follow.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

“Three dog night" (attributed to Australian Aborigines) came about because on
especially cold nights these nomadic people needed three dogs (dingos actually) to
keep from freezing.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Owls are the only bird who can see the color blue.

In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath at least once a year.

In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in

When it first appeared on the market in 1886, Coca-Cola was billed as an “Esteemed
Brain Tonic” and “Intellectual Beverage”.

The refrigerator, designed for Sears, Roebuck and Company by visionary engineer
Raymond Loewy, won first prize at the Paris International Exposition in 1937.

Oneophobia is the fear of wines.

Bufonophobia is the fear of toads.

Epistaaxiophobia is the fear of nosebleeds.

Colorado Kool-Aid is a slang term for Coors Beer. Johnny PayCheck has a song
entitled Colorado Kool-Aid.

The kite was invented in China, about 1200 BC, as a military signaling device.

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month.

Sources: funfunnyfacts.com; corsinet.com; funtrivia.com; reallyusefultrivia.com;
alltrivia.com; strange facts.com; triviacountry.com;      
coolquiz.com; triviachamp.com; Wikipedia.com

August 3, 2012

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