International Trivia

By
Real Estate Agent with North Texas Home Finders 0462649

Lucky BambooLucky bamboo is believed in Asian cultures to bring you success and wealth. 

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. 

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.pint of ale

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"

Canada has more lakes that the rest of the world combined.

Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.

In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.

big benIn eighteenth century England, women's wigs were sometimes 4 feet high. These remarkable headdresses were dusted with flour and decorated with stuffed birds, replicas of gardens, plates of fruit, or even model ships.

In eighteenth century English gambling dens, there was an employee whose only job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.colorful homes

In England, in the 1800's "pants" was considered a dirty word.

Ireland is the only place where windmills turn clockwise. 

Sea side homes are painted bright colors so they can be easily seen from the sea.

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For more information please contact Lara O'Keefe at 972.838.9156 or visit Hunter's Creek.

Comments (10)

Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

I love these little tidbits of info!!

Happy Thursday!!

Lori

Feb 26, 2009 06:28 AM
Lourdes Hoglo REALTOR® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Setauket, NY

Hi Lara, interesting trivia! Every day we learn something new! Thank you for sharing!

Feb 26, 2009 06:31 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Thanks Lori, I'm glad you enjoyed them :-)

Feb 26, 2009 06:42 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Lourdes, no problem. We can just add these facts to all the other info in brain storage.

Feb 26, 2009 06:44 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Lara

Very interesting information and fun to read.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Feb 26, 2009 10:02 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Hi Lara, Interesting Trivia, I love those little bamboo plants.  Wierd about the wigs, must have been heavy!

Feb 26, 2009 10:39 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Lou, thanks for stopping by.

Feb 26, 2009 03:20 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Jane, I agree. I am not coordinated enough to balance one of those on my head!

Feb 26, 2009 03:22 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Some of those are just plain weird, like the bomb and the dice. That's interesting about seaside homes.

Mar 01, 2009 01:56 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Jim, truth is definitely stranger than fiction.

Mar 02, 2009 01:49 PM