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Family Handshakes


Your family is rather an exclusive club, so why not develop a secret family handshake? Shaking hands is a ritual so why not create your own playful “secret handshake” for family members only. For example, you could do a double shake (standard handshake done twice, quickly); triple snap (snap fingers three times and shake); high five (hand and palm up, clap together); or a double cross (shake opposite hands at the same time).


Play the handshake game: This is a fun game for children and parents.  Everyone adds a movement to the handshake they receive. For example, the first two people touch thumbs. The second two people touch thumbs and slide palms. The next two people touch thumbs, slide palms, and clap. The next two people touch thumbs, slide palms, clap, and clasp little fingers. Keep going around the room until you get thoroughly confused!


You can also play silly shakes: This is a fun game to play with a very young child. How many different body parts can you shake? Everyone knows you can shake hands. Trying shaking a foot, elbow, knee, pinky finger, earlobe, hair, thumb, nose, and so on.





  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. 
  •  Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. 
  •  If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years. 
  •  China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  • Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. State capital without a McDonald’s.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  • The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
  • There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • It takes about a 1/2 gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave it to Beaver”.
  • In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt out but only 6 people were injured.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs.
  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan”.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death!!!
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  • “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
  • “Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”
  • Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.
  • Caution, Blind Man Driving.
  • “Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.”
  • All trespassers will be shot on sight. All survivors will then be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Have a nice day!
  • “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”-Michael Jordan
  • “Life’s an Ocean, Sail It”
  • Best friends are the people that know all about and still put up with you!
  • Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.
  • Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film!
  • 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
  • A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • The sooner you fall behind the more time you’ll have to catch up.
  • OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
  • If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
  • Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  • When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
  • Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
  • I intend to live forever — so far, so good.
  • Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
  • If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
  • A conclusion is the part where you got tired of thinking.
  • Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  • The only reason I am always listening to music is to drownd out the sound of your voice!
  • Drive carefully, 90% of people are accidents.
  • “Careful with that light at the end of the tunnel, it might be another train coming.”
  • “don’t drink and drive you might spill your beer”
  • Love is like a rose in winter, only the strong survive
  • Smile, and the world will smile with you. Laugh and they’ll all think your on drugs.
  • “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And where there’s a way, then there’s usually a stop sign somewhere along the road.”
  • Silence is silver, but music is gold…
  • Lifes Tough, get a helmet!
  • loved by some, hated by many, envied by most, yet wanted by plenty!
  • “I didn’t lose my mind, I sold it on ebay.”
  • Constipated People Don’t Give A crap.
  • The Earth Is Full – Go Home.
  • So Many Pedestrians – So Little Time.
  • Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult.
  • If We Quit Voting, Will They All Go Away?
  • Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.
  • Illiterate? Write For Help.
  • Cover Me, I’m Changing Lanes.
  • He Who Hesitates Is Not Only Lost, But Miles From The Next Exit.
  • You! Out Of The Gene Pool – Now!
  • I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To.
  • Fight Crime: Shoot Back!
  • Remember Folks: Stop Lights Timed For 35 mph Are Also Timed For 70 mph.
  • Boldly Going Nowhere.
  • Caution – Driver Legally Blonde.
  • Honk If You’ve Never Seen An Uzi Fired From A Car Window.
  • How Many Roads Must A Man Travel Down Before He Admits He is Lost?
  • All Men Are Animals; Some Just Make Better Pets.
  • “i’m not tailgating, i’m keeping up with the pace car”
  • normal people worry me
  • you say physco like it’s a bad thing
  • those who think they know everything, annoy those of us that do
  • “my tears for you are like dark chocolate- bitter sweet and probably no good for me.”
  • In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty
  • One out of 20 people have an extra rib
  • 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep
  • In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
  • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents
  • In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadian Ivan Grame Ferguson to premier at Expo 67.
  • Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
  • Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining
  • In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar
  • The Kodiak, which is native to Alaska, is the largest bear and can measure up to eight feet and weigh as much as 1,700 pounds
  • The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley
  • Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
  • The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting
  • The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning “to build.”
  • Cinderella is known as Rashin Coatie in Scotland, Zezolla in Italy, and Yeh-hsien in China
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.”
  • The fur of the binturong, also known as the “Asian Bear Cat,” smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
  • In 1894 the first big Coke sign was found on the side of a building located in Cartersville, Georgia, and still exists today
  • The longest distance a deepwater lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles
  • Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
  • The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
  • NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
  • Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
  • Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana
  • There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
  • The first TONKA truck was made in 1947
  • In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
  • Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
  • The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
  • Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
  • For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
  • Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
  • Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on the cover of Life magazine more than anyone else
  • The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
  • The word “toy” comes from an old English word that means “tool.”
  • Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers

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