Consider this...and remember that it is all completely true.
|Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.|
|John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.|
|Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.|
|John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.|
|The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.|
|Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.|
|Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.|
|Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both were shot in the head.|
|Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.|
|Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.|
|Both were assassinated by Southerners. Both were succeeded by Southerners.|
|Both successors were named Johnson.|
|Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.|
|Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.|
|John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.|
|Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.|
|Both assassins were known by their three names.|
|Both names comprise fifteen letters.|
|Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse.|
|Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.|
|Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials.|
|HERE'S THE KICKER:|
|A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.|
|A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe....|
Answering Machine Messages:
Actual answering machine answers recorded and verified by the world famous: International Institute of Answering Machine Answers.
"My wife and I can't come to the phone right now, but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we're finished."
Narrator's voice: "There Richard sits, reading a magazine. Suddenly the telephone rings! The bathroom explodes into veritable maelstrom of toilet paper, with Dale in the middle of it, his arms windmilling at incredible speeds! Will he make it in time? Alas no, his valiant effort is in vain. The bell hath sounded. Thou must leave a message."
"Hi. Now you say something."
"Hi, I'm not home right now but my answering machine is, so you can talk to it instead. Wait for the beep."
"Hello. I am David's answering machine. What are you?"
(From my Japanese friend in Toronto) "He-lo! This is Sa-to. If you leave message, I call you soon. If you leave sexy message, I call sooner!"
"Hi! John's answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly, and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets."
"Hello, this is Sally's microwave. Her answering machine just eloped with her tape deck, so I'm stuck with taking her calls. Say, if you want anything cooked while you leave your message, just hold it up to the phone."
"Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows, or a hot tub, and their carpets are clean. They give to charity through their office and do not need their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and number and they will get back to you."
"This is not an answering machine - this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your reason for calling, and a number where I can reach you, and I'll think about returning your call."
"Hi. I am probably home. I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you."
"Hi, this is George. I'm sorry I can't answer the phone right now. Leave a message, and then wait by your phone until I call you back."
"If you are a burglar, then we're probably at home cleaning our weapons right now and can't come to the phone. Otherwise, we probably aren't home and it's safe to leave us a message."
(Direct approach:) "Who are you and what do you want?"
"You are growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You feel very sleepy now. You are gradually losing your will power and your ability to resist suggestions. When you hear the tone you will feel helplessly compelled to leave your name, number, and a message."
"You have reached the CPX-2000 Voice Blackmail System. Your voice patterns are now being digitally encoded and stored for later use. Once this is done, our computers will be able to use the sound of your voice for literally thousands of illegal and immoral purposes. There is no charge for this initial consultation. However our staff of professional extortionists will contact you in the near future to further explain the benefits of our service, and to arrange for your schedule of payment. Remember to speak clearly at the sound of the tone. Thank you."
"Please leave a message. However, you have the right to remain silent. Everything you say will be recorded and will be used by us."
"Hello, you've reached Jim and Sonya. We can't pick up the phone right now, because we're doing something we really enjoy. Sonya likes doing it up and down, and I like doing it left to right . . . real slowly. So leave a message, and when we're done brushing our teeth we'll get back to you."
In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered at all times.
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (Now let's just think for a minute...Is there any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.)
In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
In Santa Cruz, Bolivia it is illegal for a man to have sex with a Woman and her daughter at the same time. (...presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)
In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises." (Gotta love the good 'ole USA!)