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originally posted by: Aldakoopa
. There was no 1999 model year Impala.
A little known fact about Impalas (we are talking about the Sub-Saharan African animals): they have a small black spot just behind their hooves. Some biologists believe this spot confuses predators during the chase, namely lions, leopards, and cheetahs--animals that are generally faster than the Impala.
1999 Chevy Impala SS - GM High Tech Performance Magazine
originally posted by: Plotus
a reply to: Aldakoopa
"The only year that the corvette was not produced was in 1983. The 1984 Model was introduced early, but no '83 model was produced.".
“This collection of animals of every kind mixed together, distressed both the citizens by the unusual stench, and the peasants crowded together into their close apartments, with heat, want of sleep, and their attendance on each other, and contact itself propagated the disease.” - Tacitus
originally posted by: IAMTAT
'Rule Of Thumb' originally meant that husbands were legally allowed to hit their wives with a stick or cane...AS LONG as it was no thicker than the husband's thumb.
Rule of thumb" does not come from a misogynistic British law. Many people believe that the phrase “rule of thumb” dates back to when an 18th-century judge ruled that it was acceptable for a man to beat his wife as long as he used a stick no wider than his thumb.
Yet despite a scholarly investigation, no evidence suggests that a judge has ever said this — and there are no cases in British common law that have ever held that it was legal for a man to beat his wife with a stick of any size. It originates from the human thumb's long history of being used to estimate measurements, from alignment to distance.