Interesting Stuff

By Franklin Karp
Published on: August 3, 2018

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In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’.

 

The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

 

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David

Hearts – Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds – Julius Caesar

 

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

 

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

 

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but
the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

 

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace

 

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession

 

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’?

A. One thousand

 

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women

 

Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A. Honey

 

Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father’s Day

 

In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase….’Goodnight, sleep tight’

Franklin Karp

Franklin Karp

Franklin is the COO for Audio Video Systems in Plainview, NY - one of the premier custom integration technology firms in the country. He was previously the CEO for Harvey Electronics, a leading hi-end consumer technology retail chain in the NYC area.

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