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The English sparrow isn’t a sparrow—and it comes from Africa, not England.

Aspirin has never been approved by the FDA.

Fort Worth, Texas, was never a fort.

Wyoming Valley isn’t in Wyoming—it’s in Pennsylvania.

The battle of Waterloo wasn’t fought in Waterloo—it was fought in Pancenoit, four miles away.

Many believe that Mary was the most-mentioned woman in the Bible. Actually, it was Sarah (56 times).

According to anthropologists, prostitution isn’t the world oldest profession. What is? Witch doctor.

It’s not illegal for professional athletes in the U.S. to bet on themselves. However, horse jockeys are the only ones allowed to do it.

Contrary to what you might think, the typewriter was invented before the fountain pen.

Drawing rooms have nothing to do with art. They used to be called "withdrawing" rooms.

The Model T, known as the "tin Lizzie," wasn’t made of tin, it was made of steel.

Despite what you might have heard, Davy Crockett was a lousy shot.

It seems to defy logic, but plants actually get most of their nutrients from the air, not the soil.

It is a misconception that women change their minds more than men—research has shown that the opposite is true.

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