People didnt refer to Abraham Lincoln as "Abe" during his lifetimehe disliked that name.Forget what youve heard. Theres no scientific proof that cedar chests deter insects.
There is no record of Paul Revere having ever owned a horse.
Contrary to intuition, statistics prove conclusively that the poor are burglarized far more often than the rich.
Model Ts werent originally black. They were green at first, but someone noticed that black paint dried faster, so the color was switched.
Electric eels arent eelstheyre a fish.Leonardo di Vinci wasnt a prolific painter. He painted only 17 paintings during his lifetime, and several of those were unfinished. The word "Sunday" doesnt appear in the Bible.
Howard Hughes plane the Spruce Goosethe largest plane ever builtwas not made of spruce, but rather of birch.The Capitol building of the U.S. wasnt designed by an architect. Congress established a contest for someone to design the Capitol in 1793. The winner was Dr. William Thornton, who had no training as an architect. Kleenex tissues werent always called that. When they were first marketed in 1924, they were called "Celluwipes." During the time of King Henry VIII, knitting was the specialty of men, not women. Air conditioning wasnt invented to cool homes or offices. It was invented to control humidity in a printing plant. Black cats arent universally seen as being bad luck. In Japan, if a black cat crosses your path, its good luck. East Chicago isnt where you might think. Its a town in Indiana.
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