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TopsQueen October 31st, 2013 6:02pm

Weird history fact. Elizabeth I had the woman that invented the starch that made her lace collar stand up straight executed. So she would not share the secret. Do you know any interesting history facts.

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gtgconfused
11/02/13 6:43 am

Legal for a man to urinate on the left rear wheel of his horse-drawn wagon on Market Street in San Francisco.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 5:06 pm

How are you. Are things any better?

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
10/31/13 5:08 pm

Tops!! ❤️
Things started looking up, but I've come down with the flu. It's had me in bed for three days now. :(
There are other things as well. Ugh, this is where personal messages would come in handy at!!!! How are you, sweetheart?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 5:59 pm

Maybe somebody is trying to tell you something like you should get more rest.

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/31/13 4:03 pm

Archduke Ferdinand (whose assassination set off WWI) was killed by accident after three other attempts and an attempted suicide by one of the assassins.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 3:39 pm

Charles Lindbergh was into eugenics. He believed in German racial supremacy. In his later years he had two families, the known family in America and a secret family in Germany. He had a wife and three children in Germany. Nutjob!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 5:07 pm

Wow I never knew that I knew he was a white supremacist. I found out Martin Luther hated Jews recently.

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:53 pm

All sturgeon caught in British waters are legally the property of the Queen.

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Jack14 Massachusetts
10/31/13 1:53 pm

Nutella was made for Italian soldiers during WWII

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:51 pm

A hummingbird's heart rate drops from 500 beats a minute to 10 when it goes to sleep.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:50 pm

Every 4 seconds, somebody on Earth opens a can of SPAM.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 4:05 pm

I have, but it is not any part of my diet now.

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:11 pm

The average American worker has held 8 different jobs by the age of 40.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/31/13 1:11 pm

I know Hippo Milk is Pink - Does that count???

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:10 pm

How did grocers get their name? They sold goods by the gross.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:09 pm

The Incas measured time by how long it took to a potato to cook.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 1:44 pm

Lucky they didn't have microwaves :-)

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:08 pm

Herbert Hoover never accepted his presidential salary.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/31/13 1:13 pm

Apparently many many senators and Congresspeople don't accept their salaries - or donate them to charity - that as something I learned during the shutdown - many more did so during the shutdown - but there was a list if those who already did

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:05 pm

Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath crown to hide the fact that he was balding.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:04 pm

More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all U.S. wars.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:03 pm

Amen is the same n more languages than any other word. Taxi is second.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/31/13 1:03 pm

Seeing is believing: Even a blind chameleon will change its color to match its surroundings.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/31/13 12:51 pm

Napoleon suffered from hemorrhoids.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 12:49 pm

Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one of her feet (I can't remember), so she always posed where that foot wouldn't show the toes.

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Wink
10/31/13 12:36 pm

Wow! That is a crazy fact! So interesting. Thanks, TOPS!

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USA1st
10/31/13 11:59 am

Lord of the Rings author RR Tolkien helped C. S. Lewis develop the story of The Chronicles of Narnia.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 11:45 am

M&M's was invented at the request of the army during WWII so the soldiers would have a candy that didn't melt in their hands and make them slippery when needing their rifles at a seconds notice.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:46 am

Think you Dave, that used to be my favorite candy. Either my tastes have changed or they change the formula. They don't taste that good anymore.

chickencookie It really is
10/31/13 11:47 am

Melts in your mouth - not in your hands!

EarlyBird Portland
10/31/13 11:47 am

Cool fact Dave!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:48 am

I used to love to take a whole bunch and milt them under my tongue to eat them all at once the chocolate was nice and soft and squishy.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 11:51 am

I sometimes take a few and out them in my coffee. Delish!!

DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 11:53 am

Chicken, that's a classic goldie but oldie.

spicysteve M14D SBS
10/31/13 3:30 pm

Someone has seen that episode of Unwrapped with Marc summers.

spicysteve M14D SBS
10/31/13 3:35 pm

I'm not entirely sure. I haven't seen it in the past few years. I used to watch the food channel a lot but I don't watch it that much anymore

chickencookie It really is
10/31/13 3:36 pm

Me either. I used to like it when it was actually a cooking show. I used to watch sara molton every night. I learned a lot from her.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:40 am

Opposing Marine units never engaged each other during the civil war. They both followed an unwritten rule that if an opposing Marine unit is already on the field then the 2nd is obliged to pull back. This really pissed-off Lee.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:41 am

Apparently they had more respect for each other than devotion to their causes.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:45 am

It's interesting to know. My son-in-law was the United States Marine. Andrew Jackson dressed like a woman in hopes to escape.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:48 am

Jackson was Army though, not USMC.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:49 am

Will that explains it all then :-)

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:50 am

Lol. In my mind it does too. Lol.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 12:28 pm

One of my sons was in the army. But he's also a duck fan, so no accounting for his taste.

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/31/13 11:35 am

The phrase bug used to describe a problem in computer software comes from a malfunction in one of the earliest computers where the program didn't work because of a literal bug inside it- a moth, specifically.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:40 am

You that's interesting to know.

chickencookie It really is
10/31/13 11:32 am

I cant think of anything right now but my husband ate a bag of Mounds bars and now I am panicking that I might be short on candy. He couldn't eat the chips?

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:37 am

Almond joy's got nuts, mounds don't.

chickencookie It really is
10/31/13 11:46 am

They do indeed! First i will give out the skittles. I might have to resort to dreaded apples or pennies. Im gonna get egged!

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/31/13 11:32 am

When twilight sleep came out for use in childbirth it didn't actually put birthing women unconscious- they felt everything and thrashed around from the medication, restraints were often used, babies had to be cut out of the birth canal because

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/31/13 11:33 am

Mothers couldn't push. However, it did cause amnesia, which is why it worked marketed as painless birth. Just left you with a nastier recovery many times.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:41 am

Wow that's not so good for the baby either thank you.

aj1545 Cat Lady
10/31/13 11:47 am

It's not, the general rule is mom in distress = baby in distress. Like contractions that are too long hurt the mom and deprive the baby of oxygen. I want to be a doula on the side some day, or a childbirth educator once I finish my degree!

swjboucher Just Run
10/31/13 11:28 am

1949 Popular Mechanics:
Computers in the future may perhaps only weigh 1.5 tons.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
10/31/13 11:30 am

This is awesome!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:42 am

Oh that's so funny when I was in college a computer was the size of the big room.

swjboucher Just Run
10/31/13 11:56 am

Tops
Same here with huge air-conditioners to keep them cool.

MarciS Formerly mjs83
10/31/13 11:22 am

George Washington was not the first president. There was one before him. His exact title and how he was elected was slightly different so he isn't recognized as first.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:42 am

Please share more about that that's very interesting.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 12:15 pm

Thank You that's really interesting. I forwarded to my son who is the majored in history.

USA1st
10/31/13 12:18 pm

Wow John Hancock was a President...that is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

wiildkat Propertarian
10/31/13 11:21 am

FDR passed away in the company of his mistress, not his wife.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 11:38 am

Hey SOH wife. How are you? Is your head feeling better now?

DavesNotHere where am I
10/31/13 11:41 am

Yes, in Warm Springs, Georgia. And his daughter new about the affair and didn't tell Eleanor.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:43 am

I think she knew about it anyway. It was a long term affair.

wiildkat Propertarian
10/31/13 11:44 am

It's my tonsil, actually. I have a canker that's an inch in diameter. It's way better after I got a steroid shot

chickencookie It really is
10/31/13 11:48 am

Eleanor was not a good looking woman. Fact.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/31/13 1:08 pm

Rumor has it that his wife didn't care because she was having her own side fling......with a woman.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 1:46 pm

With all my heart I wish that approximately 10% of our population did not have to hide their sexuality. She was an amazingly brilliant and wonderful person though.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/31/13 1:56 pm

They don't have to hide, but freedom means being able to judge people and their actions. Honesty on her part would have been nice.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/31/13 11:19 am

Vin Diesel and Ashton Kutcher have twins. And Charlie Sheen has an evil twin that locked him up and ruined Zbest sitcom in history. Shame on you Chuck Laurie for not forgiving Charlie!

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dilbert The Dakotas
10/31/13 12:05 pm

Yikes, Ashton got all the looks in that one.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/31/13 1:11 pm

Michael Kutcher has cerebral palsy

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/31/13 11:14 am

Mike Nesmith's (from the Monkees) mom invented liquid paper aka white out.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:44 am

I just loved the monkeys. One tap time my cousin's neighbor girl follow me all over the place. She just drove me crazy I finally asked her why. Apparently I look a lot like Mickey Dolan's. His cousin lived in the Seattle area.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/13 11:03 am

Elizabeth wanted to be the only person that wore a collar like that.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/31/13 11:06 am

So sad. Today we all know anyway that she used Niagra aerosol spray starch.