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Elephants do not fear mice. Nor do not drink through their trunk. They use their trunk like a straw, drawing up water into it, which they can then spray into their mouths.

The Statue of Liberty is actually in the territorial waters of New Jersey, not New York. New York took political control of it in 1834, but it is still in New Jersey's waters.

Abraham Lincoln did not write the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope. In fact, he worked on the address for two weeks.

Europe and Asia are not two continents. The ancients thought so because of the Bosporus straits, which connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Mapmakers popularized the error.

Most black widow spiders, as a rule, do not eat their mates.

You don't get tetanus from rusty nails. Tetanus, or "lockjaw," is a bacterial disease associated with manure contaminated soil. It enters the body through cuts or bites.

Tomatoes aren't vegetables. A tomato is a large berry, in other words, a fruit.

Contrary to what we've been told, it's untrue that animal parents reject their offspring if humans handle them. It's a myth.

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