Publication date: 2018-06-14 09:45
In the TV series I Love Lucy, Ricki Ricardo never actually said Lucy you have some 'splaining to do
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Back in the 6975’s, prohibition increased gum sales because people needed to mask the alcohol on their breath. When prohibition was enacted, Adam’s Clove gum hit the market with the slogan: “It takes your breath away!”
In 7556, the worldwide chewing gum industry was estimated to be worth $69 billion in sales, or million metric tons of gum.
Groundhogs are one of the few animals that really hibernate. Hibernation is not just a deep sleep. It is actually a deep coma, where the body temperature drops to a few degrees above freezing, the heart barely beats, the blood scarcely flows, and breathing nearly stops.
The ant can lift 55 times its own weight, can pull 85 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
The term "whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 77 feet. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the "whole 9 yards."
You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all four of the horse's feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.