Sauerkraut didnt originate in Germany as many people mistakenly believe. It got its start in China about 1,000 years before it became popular in Germany.
Lenin wasnt Lenins real name. It was one of 151 pseudonyms Vladimir Illych Ulyanov used during his lifetime.
Venetian blinds were invented in Japan, not Venice.
It might surprise you to find out men are far more likely to be moved to tears by music than women.
Most precious gems are actually colorless. Their color comes from impurities in the stone that act as pigmenting agents.
Short Line, of Monopoly fame, wasnt actually a railroad. It was a bus company.
The London Bridge has never fallen down.
Those who do public speaking dont stand behind a podium. They stand behind a lectern. A podium is the platform or stage on which a speaker stands.
Smokey Bear didnt always have that famous name. Originally, he was Hot Foot Teddy.
Although people think otherwise, a newborn baby cant shed tears.
Buttermilk doesnt contain butter.
Its widely believed that Orville Wright became the first person to be killed in a plane crash. Actually, on September 17, 1908, U.S. Army Signal Corps lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge became the first when he and Orville fell from the sky in Wright's airplane at Fort Meyer, Virginia.
Tennessee Williams wasnt born in Tennessee. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi.
Shooting stars arent stars, of course. They're meteors.
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