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No mummy of any Pharaoh was ever found in an Egyptian pyramid.

It’s a myth that midgets and dwarfs necessarily have offspring that are "vertically challenged." Actually, midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs.

The toga of ancient Rome was won only by freeborn men, not all men.

Most people mistakenly think the "original sin" in the Bible was eating from the tree of knowledge. Actually, it involved eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, something else entirely.

There are no true "yams" commercially marketed in the United States. Product labeled as yams are really sweeter varieties of sweet potato.

Most people figure pit bulls bite people most often. However, German Shepherds hold that distinction—they bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

Not all animals can vomit. Rats don’t have that ability.

During his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, Paul Revere did not shout "The British are coming." Instead, his call was "The regulars are coming." The regulars were the British Troops.

Double Bubble gum wasn’t always called that—it used to be called "Blibber Blubber."

Most people believe tigers have striped fur. That’s only partly true—they also have striped skin.

Antarctica is actually a desert.

Contrary to what most people believe, earthworms don’t come out of the ground when it rains to avoid drowning. They love the moisture. They come out of the ground to mate.

The tomato is actually a berry.

It’s widely held that insurance policies won’t pay if the cause of death is suicide. Untrue. While a common myth, perpetuated by TV murder mysteries, just about all insurance policies have a clause covering suicides—they state a policy must be held at least two years before the suicide for benefits to be paid. (Otherwise, it’s fraud.)

Studies show most people in America who own running shoes don’t run.

The Nazis didn’t start the practice of concentration camps. (Britain used them during the Boer War.)

American "green cards" aren’t. The last time they were actually green was 1964.

"Clay pigeons," used in skeet and trap shooting, aren’t made of clay. They are actually made from tar and pitch.

What ethnicity do you think Aladdin was? It’s unlikely your guess is correct. The original story from Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."


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