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Three Mile Island is only 2.5 miles long.

Famous composer Irving Berlin never learned to read music.

World hunger isn't caused by a shortage of food. If everyone received a fair share of the food being produced worldwide, each person would have about 4.3 pounds of meat, grain, fruits and vegetables every day.

The "Ye" in "Ye Olde Taverne," is pronounced "the," not "ye."

Silent film heartthrob Rudolph Valentino wasn't born with that name. His real name was Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaele Pierre Philibert Guglielmi.

London Bridge isn't in London. It's in Arizona.

Lincoln wasn't the featured speaker at Gettysburg. The main speaker at Gettysburg spoke for two hours. Lincoln spoke for two minutes.

Fish are not immune from seasickness.

The inventor of the flush toilet was not, as is commonly believed, Thomas Crapper.

Despite the Shakespearean play, Richard III was not a hunchback.

Although you might suspect otherwise, football isn't the pro sport that draws the greatest number of spectators. Baseball is more than three times as popular.

Humans aren't the only creatures that wage war. Ants also do so—and they take slaves.

The Bank of England was not founded by an Englishman. It was founded by a Scotsman. The Bank of Scotland, however, was founded by an Englishman.

Most people are surprised to learn that John Wayne never served in the armed forces.

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