Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts I received by email. I have no way of ascertaining whether they are true or false.

In ancient England, people could not have sex without consent from the King.
When people wanted to have a child, they had to solicit a permission to the monarchy, in turn they would supply a plaque to hang on their door when they had sexual relations.
The plaque read … "Fornication Under Consent of the King" (F.U.C.K.).
This is the origin of the word.

When the English settlers landed in Australia, they noticed a strange animal that jumped extremely high and far. They asked the aboriginal people using body language and signs trying to ask them about this animal. They responded with ’’Kan Ghu Ru’’ the English then adopted the word kangaroo. What the aboriginal people were really trying to say was
‘’we don’t understand you’’, ‘’ Kan Ghu Ru’’.

During historic civil wars, when troops returned without any casualties, a writing was put up so all can see which read
"0 Killed".
From here we get the expression "O.K." which means all is good

A cockroach can live 9 days without it’s head. It only dies when it cannot eat

Each King on playing cards represent a King in real history:
Spades: King David.

Clubs: Alexander The Great.
Hearts: Charlemagne.
Diamonds: Julius Cesar.

A statue in a park with a soldier on a horse with it’s 2 feet in the air means
the soldier died in combat.
If the horse has only 1 foot in the air,
the soldier died of injuries from combat.
If the horse has all 4 feet on the ground, the soldier died of natural causes.

HT: Loukas



Blogger Geoff Pound said...

This posting has some wonderful sermon illustrations but this web site may suggest the F word explanation is far fetched:

Still, you don't want truth to get in the way of a good story!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

ha ha, good point Geoff

3:15 PM  
Blogger pearlie said...

A very interesting post and I like what Geoff said :) you don't want truth to get in the way of a good story! good one.

Check these out:
(I am really not into using this word, and so do scroll down the page :)

6:49 PM  
Blogger doc said...

ah, alex!

very interesting but the last bit about statues baffled me.

just out of curiosity, i googled "statue of napoleon" & got this site

now, i wonder if napolean actually died in exile??

11:30 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi pearlie,

Thanks for the links. It is interesting what we can dig up in the Net.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi doc, curious. I cannot duplicate your experiment.

1:32 PM  

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