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Christianity hasn't always been opposed to prostitution. Church-controlled brothels were not uncommon in medieval Europe.

The comic strip "Peanuts" wasn't always called that. Originally, it was originally called, "Li'l Folks."

French poodles were originally bred in Germany, not France.

The capital of Portugal wasn't always in Portugal. From 1807-1821, the capital was moved to Rio de Janeiro (when Portugal was fighting France during the Napoleonic Wars).

Liver isn't meat. Meat actually only refers to animal muscle, so liver doesn't qualify.

Why do ostriches bury their heads in the sand? They don't. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or even attempted to do so).

The Pledge of Allegience didn't always contain the phrase "under God." It was added 60 years after the pledge was originally written, for political reasons (during the rise of Communism).

Swallows don’t return to Capistrano on the same day every year. The birds can return anytime from from late February to the end of March, and contrary to what many think, they don’t all arrive in a single flock.

Dry cleaning is not dry cleaning. A liquid is used, it just isn’t water.

It might surprise you to know that you are far more likely to get a cold by shaking hands than from kissing.

The 1969 Woodstock Festival didn’t take place in Woodstock. It was held in Bethell, New York—40 miles from Woodstock.

Despite what most assume, a perfectly clean fire produces almost no smoke. Smoke means that a fire is not burning properly and that bits of unburned material are escaping.

Urine doesn’t smell—at least not when it leaves the body. The bad smell comes from bacteria that grows when urine sits stagnant.

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