Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Then in 1732, Niccolo Salvi was employed by Pope Clement XII to continue with the work, with the result being the Baroque masterpiece that completely dominates the little square today. The sea god Neptune in a chariot in the form of a shell dominates the centre of the fountain. The chariot is pulled by two sea horses, with each sea horse being guided by a Triton. According to legend, anyone who throws a coin into the water is guaranteed to return to the Eternal City of Rome. The coin should be tossed over your shoulder while you are standing with your back to the fountain.
Approximately 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidise a supermarket for Rome's needy. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain. A film made in 1954, 'Three Coins in the Fountain', introduced the song of the same name, which became an enduring standard. It tells the story of three American girls looking for romance in Rome while employed by the American Embassy. The movie was adapted by John Patrick from the novel 'Coins in the Fountain' by John H Secondari.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
The longest one-syllable word is "screeched".
No word in the English language rhymes with month.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
"OK" is the most used word in the world.
Not many people know that!
Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"
The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."
Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle.
She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,
"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."
He takes her hand and says, "Second, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then," he said with a sigh....................
"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box"
They meet a Martian couple and are talking about all sorts of things. Jeff asks if Mars has a stock market, if they have laptop computers, how they make money etc.
Finally, Mary brings up the subject of sex.
"Just how do you guys do it? asks Mary. The Martian responds. "Pretty much the way you do."
A discussion ensues and finally the couples decide to swap partners for the night and experience one another. Mary and the male Martian go off to a bedroom where the Martian strips. He's got only a teeny, weenie member about half an inch long and just a quarter inch thick.
"I doubt this is going to work," says Mary.
"Why?" he asks. "What's the matter?"
"Well," she replies, "it's just not long enough to reach me!"
"No problem," he says, and proceeds to slap his forehead with his palm. With each slap of his forehead his member grows until it's quite impressively long.
"Well," she says, "that's quite impressive, but it is still narrow."
"No problem," he says, and starts pulling his ears. With each pull, his member grows wider and wider until the entire measurement is extremely exciting to the woman.
"Wow!" she exclaims, as they fall into bed and make mad passionate love.
The next day the couples rejoin their other partners and go their separate ways. As they walked along, Jeff asks, "Well, was it any good?"
"I hate to say it," says Mary, "but it was wonderful. How about you."
"It was horrible ," he replies. "All I got was a headache, the bitch kept slapping my forehead and pulling my ears all night."