This game wasn’t made in China & it isn’t even a form of actual checkers. It was invented in Germany and named so for marketing purposes.
While these numbers were introduced to the Europeans by Arabian mathematicians, they were actually invented in India.
While this theorem is named after Pythagoras, the Babylonians had perfected it over a thousand years before he was born!
While cute like a Teddy Bear, Koalas aren’t bears at all, they’re marsupials.
Glow-worms & Fireflies
Glow worms aren’t worms, they’re insect larvae. Fireflies? They’re beetles!
Well… they’re not fish. They’re what are known as “echinoderms.”
Velvet ants are actually wasps.
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries & Raspberries
These are not berries by definition, as berries berries have to be produced from a single ovary. You know what fruits ARE formed from a single ovary? Bananas.
Peanuts, Walnuts, Coconuts and even pistachios are not really nuts. They’re called “drupes,” or fleshy fruits surrounding a hard shell containing a seed.
Panama hats come from Ecuador.
English horns are not horns, but woodwind instruments related to the oboe. Also, they come from Poland.
French fries are not from France, they likely were created in Belgium.
The Two-toed sloth actually has 2 FINGERS. Their feet actually do have 3 toes.
Ah, yeah, the classic funny bone that is NEVER funny to hit. It’s not a bone, it’s a nerve, and it’s called the ulnar nerve.
This beautiful bridge, known as ‘Pont Neuf’ or ‘New Bridge,’ is actually the oldest bridge in the city.
The Battle of Bunker Hill
This battle mostly took place on nearby Breed’s Hill in Boston.
Timing in titles
There are 1864 islands in the Thousand Islands archipelago. The Thousand Days’ War lasted 1130 days. The Thirty Days War lasted 304 days. The Hundred Years’ War lasted 116 years.