Did You Know? (8-10-07)

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• The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

• Dartboards are made out of horsehairs.

• The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores (“Ring around the rosey…”), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores (“…a pocket full of posies…”), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease (“…ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”)

• The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

• Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33. (Are those measurements worth diamond rings?)

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