Yeah! What she says!

Yeah! What she says!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Funny

An interesting fact about manure:

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship. This was before commercial fertilizer was invented, so large shipments of manure were common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began. This produced methane gas.

As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles, you can imagine what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks, and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the phrase: "Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the floor of the lower decks to keep any water that came into the hold from coming into contact with this cargo.

Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T", (Ship High In Transit), which has come down through the centuries and is still in use to this very day.

You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I.

I had always thought it was a golf term.

I will probably offend everyone of you at least once, although I never intend to. Please take these for what they are. They are jokes. The world needs a bit more laughter.

I would love to hear your jokes as well. Feel free to email them to me, or leave them in the comments below. If I feature yours, I will ask for your website, so I can link back to you. :)

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