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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

kristas random facts =]

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in a 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.

3 comments:

Sam D said...

I never knew that last one

or the first one for that matter

Now I know what statues mean!!!

BritB said...

wow interesting!!

Quincy said...

That is cool that they have their own statue code!

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