English Falconry Rules|
In 1600 Falconry reaches its highest level in England and is governed by strict rules – a king could fly a gyrfalcon; an earl would fly a peregrine; a yeoman could have a goshawk; the sparrowhawk was reserved for priests; and servants would have a kestrel.
Poet and playwright William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, was an avid falconer.
Submitted by Rodney (), DGM, Australia
Silly Fact of the Day:
Across the world more capital cities begin with "B" than any other letter: Berlin, Berne, Bonn, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Baghdad, Bratislava, Brussels, Belgrade, Bogotá, and Belfast, to mention but a few.
Submitted by Silly Boy (), Deep Sea
True American Facts
Between 1942 and 1944, Academy Awards were made of plaster.
John Madden is an accomplished ballroom dancer.
In 21 states, Wal-Mart is the single largest employer.
Jim Gordon, drummer of Derek and the Dominos ("Layla"), killed his mother with a claw hammer.
One of Hewlett Packard's first ideas was an automatic urinal flusher.
Eric Clapton did not play the very famous first riff on the song "Layla". That was Duane Allman. Clapton comes in later.
There are more cars in Southern California than there are cows in India.
The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
The province of Alberta, Canada is completely free of rats.
Illinois has the most personalized license plates of any state.
Submitted by Joey 'barffy.stumbleupon' (), York Center, Wisconsin, USA.
Bizarre n Weird but Facts!
Pigs can cover a mile in 75 minutes when running at top speed!
Some baby giraffes are more than six feet tall at birth.
Donald Duck lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota
From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.
In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who had a beard was required to pay a special tax.
The fine for illegally parking in Tokyo is the equivalent of $1,400.
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
Over 400 films have been made based on the plays of Shakespeare.
If it were removed from the body, the small intestine would stretch to a length of 22 feet.
Submitted by Bomber (23), Ugoto
Some Random Facts
In Egypt, in 1500 BC, a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty. Their women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
The YKK on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.
The Prudential Life Insurance Company in USA stopped using their slogan 'Own A Piece Of The Rock' after Rock Hudson died of AIDS and many jokes where made about him and the slogan.
The word 'buxom' at one time meant 'obedient'!
Submitted by Maria Ozawa (21), Japan
Vegetable Oil and Castle!
The Japanese construction company, Kongo Gumi, has been owned and operated by members of the Kongo family since it was founded in the year 578A.D.!
Mali Blotta and David Modersbach and their four year old son drove 11000 miles from California to Argentina in a station wagon that ran on recycled Vegetable Oil instead of Gas!
Submitted by Casper Riverton (18), Anniston
Marry a Princess!
To win the hand of the daughter of Maximillian II of Germany, two Noble suitors held a wrestling match with the winner being the one who was the first to stuff his opponent in a muslin bag!
Submitted by Alan Cumming Rickman Baldwin 'Adam Sandler' (18), Hathaway Scott
Blondes have more strands of hair on their heads then darker colors. Guess blondes do have more fun!
Submitted by Sania Mirza (18),
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