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cropdribble.jpg (8727 bytes)A "light year" is a measurement of distance, not time.

Wedding cake wasn't always eaten by the bride and groom. Originally, it was thrown at them.

Female canaries can't sing.

More Mohicans wore Mohawks than the Mohawks did.

Jack-o'-lanterns weren't always made from pumpkins. Originally, they were made from turnips.

Birds don't sleep in their nests. (They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.)

Swiss steak isn't Swiss. It's an American invention.

Despite what is popularly believed, Mussolini never made the trains run on time.

George Washington's dentures weren't, as the legend goes, made of wood. They were made from hippopotamus tusk.

Rice paper isn't made from rice. It's made from the pith of a tree called the rice-paper tree, an Asiatic tree of the ginseng family.

Despite what you might think, adult moths do not eat clothes. It's their larvae that do the damage.

Jordan almonds don't come from Jordan, they come from Spain. The name is a corruption of the Middle English jardin almande—the "jardin" means "garden" in French.

It's not the lions. It's not the polar bears. It's not the snakes. Rather, zookeepers say the most dangerous animal in the zoo is the panda.

It's a myth that lightning won't strike twice in the same place. In fact, it is more likely than not to do so.

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