Larrys Finds

Stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know; or you forgot!
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better. 
Coca-Cola was originally green.  
It is impossible to lick your elbow. 

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska  

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% 

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38% 

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:  61,000 


Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.. 

The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer. 

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 4,

John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, 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.

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’ 


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!  

IN  2013 when…  1. You accidentally
enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t
played solitaire with real cards in years. 

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers

to reach your family of three.  4. You e-mail the person who

works at the desk next to you. 5. Your reason for not staying in touch

with friends and family is that they
don’t have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your

cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you
carry in the groceries… 7. Every commercial on television

has a web site at the bottom of the screen 8. Leaving the house without your cell phone,

which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it  10. You get up in the morning and go on line

before getting your coffee  11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You’re reading this and

nodding and laughing.  13. Even worse, you know exactly

to whom you are going to forward this message. 14. You are too busy
to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list  .

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ 

NOW your LAUGHING at yourself!
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!” (Unknown Author)

Alcohol test


Alcohol test ***** You gotta try this !!!!!! 
his is an alcohol test: If you pass it, you can keep drinking, if not, it’s time to stop.
Follow the simple instructions below:

1. Click on the man’s nose.
2. A new window will open – click on the man’s nose again when it does.
3. IF YOU successfully click on his nose, you can have another glass of wine..IF NOT, YOU MUST STOP DRINKING IMMEDIATELY!!!


Happy Holidays

We like to thank everyone who made this party a great sucess. Thanks to Larry & Gale for hosting this grand event and their work. Victor Gade for his performance and his talent in arranging the room for the best possible layout for the show.
Closeup entertainers including Kim, Jerry, Phil, Jay, and others. Clark for capturing our fun in photos, Fr James Blantz for his great humor and talent as our headliner, All the un-named people I forgot to mention, and Andy Greget for his fabulous Banana Foster dessert to finish off a great memorable night.

On behalf of IBM Ring 55 and myself I wish all of you happy holidays and a great new year.
– Leigh Hotz