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 as
a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the Mead he could
drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar-based, this period was called the honey month which we know today as---- the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England -- when customers got unruly-- the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts,
and settle down." It's where we get the phrase, "mind your P's and Q's."
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get
some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read
this will try to lick their elbow!