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Once Upon a Crime

FACTOIDS

As a way to help fans of my writing, and others, to live their lives more fully, I will, from time to time, place interesting/boring (to some) useful (or not) facts on this page. They will always be authoritative. That is, someone with some kind of authority over something at some time stated that the items in question are real, truthful and factual. Be that as it may. My sources are multiple. Use these facts at your own risk.

In the 1400s a law was passed in England that specified that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick thicker than his thumb. From that came the phrase, "the rule of thumb."

Every day in the U.S. more money is printed for the game of Monopoly than for the U.S. Treasury.

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

Green was the original color of Coca-Cola.

28% of Africa is wilderness and 38% of the U.S. is wilderness.

It isn't possible to lick your elbow.

Each king in a deck of ordinary playing cards represents a real king: Spades—King David, Hearts—Charlemagne, Clubs—Alexander the Great, and Diamonds—Julius Caesar.

 

 

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