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crop-dribble2.jpg (28291 bytes)In a real jungle, you can't swing from a vine. Vines are attached to the ground.

Crystal goblets are not crystal but glass. Ornaments were carved from crystal at one time, and making a glass that resembled crystal prompted the name to be picked up.

It's not the mosquito's bite that causes you to itch, but rather the bug's saliva, which it uses to numb the point of insertion so you don't feel the bite.

Mike Wallace wasn't always a reporter. He hosted seven TV game shows before beginning his full-time journalism career.

St. Bernards, famous for their role as alpine rescue dogs, do not actually wear casks of brandy around their necks.

Because of his painting, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, many believe Vincent van Gogh cut off his right ear. Actually, his self-portrait was a mirror image--he damaged his left ear.

Most people think America is the largest English-speaking country on Earth. Nope. By population, that would be India.

Gulliver wasn't his full name--the character's first name was actually Lemuel.

The East Alligator River, in Australia's Northern Territory, was misnamed. It contains crocodiles not alligators.

Raindrops aren't actually teardrop shaped as is popularly believed. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.

Translations of the Bible that include the phrase, "My cup runneth over," are in error. The original just says, "My cup is full."

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

The Jazz Singer is widely believed to have been the first "talkie." Nope. The first all-talking long film was actually Lights of New York (shown in 1928).

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