Admit it, you always like to have some trivial tidbits in your pocket to impress your family and friends, right?

I received a great list of totally mundane, useless junk the other day. It surprised me how many of these I did not know. Usually when you get stuff like this, you think, "oh, yeah, old news, heard it before."  Well, see if maybe one or two of these catch you off guard. I know I'm working on memorizing a few. Let's start with 9. We don't want your brains to explode.

>Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a famous king in history: Hearts - King Charlemagne, Spades - King David, Diamonds - Julius Caesar, Clubs - Alexander the Great.

>Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was declared "Gentlemen Only. Ladies Forbidden." GOLF, anyone?

>The first couple to be show in bed together on prime time television? Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

>It is impossible to lick your elbow.

>Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were invented by women.

>Coca-Cola was originally green.

>The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

>The most popular name boat owners use to name their boats is Obsession.

>In the 1400s a law was set forth in England stating a man could beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. You've used the expression "Rule of Thumb" a time or two.

So, did you pick out a gem or two in there? Just let us know if you need more.



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