That’s The Wrong Name! (17 PICS + 2 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       26 Aug 2020       3140       13

Chinese Checkers

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.

 

Arabic Numerals

While these numbers were introduced to the Europeans by Arabian mathematicians, they were actually invented in India.

 

Pythagorean Theorem

While this theorem is named after Pythagoras, the Babylonians had perfected it over a thousand years before he was born!

 

Koala Bear

While cute like a Teddy Bear, Koalas aren’t bears at all, they’re marsupials.

 

Izismile Video Collection

Glow-worms & Fireflies

Glow worms aren’t worms, they’re insect larvae. Fireflies? They’re beetles!

 

Starfish

Well… they’re not fish. They’re what are known as “echinoderms.”

 

Velvet Ants

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.

 

Nuts

Peanuts, Walnuts, Coconuts and even pistachios are not really nuts. They’re called “drupes,” or fleshy fruits surrounding a hard shell containing a seed.

 

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Panama Hats

Panama hats come from Ecuador.

 

English Horns

English horns are not horns, but woodwind instruments related to the oboe. Also, they come from Poland.

 

French Fries

French fries are not from France, they likely were created in Belgium.

 

Two-toed sloth

The Two-toed sloth actually has 2 FINGERS. Their feet actually do have 3 toes.

 

Funny Bone

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.

 

Pont Neuf

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.

 



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Phil 2 month s ago
We don't only have the best fries but also yummy beer, chocolate and cheese
       
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Stephanie 2 month s ago
Phil,
I'll give you your fries, beer, and chocolate. But cheese is OUR department. Sincerely, Your northern neighbour.
       
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Lula 2 month s ago
Hey Phil. I'm Belgian too. Apparently the word comes from 'frenched' fries.
       
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Greg 2 month s ago
Well the China viurus came from China. That's accurate.
       
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Stephan 2 month s ago
Greg,

Actually it appears the US brought it to Wuhan in October 2019 during the world military games. This happened after certain things went public in August and September of 2019. The elites panicked, there are some things they can’t have the public realize. Snowden was small potatoes. No one stands to benefit from the chaos other then the corporate establishment. The fact that they triggered the race riots (color revolution techniques) after Plandemic 1984, only further demonstrates that the driving force of chaos is and always has been the American deep state establishment. Which is subservient same criminals that have sown chaos for the past thousand years. A tribe of thieves, murderers and black magicians. There a damn fine reason why ancient Russians kicked the Khazar filth out. They would be kicked out of countries all over the world for their wicked ways. 35
       
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Winnie 2 month s ago
Sully,
it's not the star of David. It's the star of Remphan.
       
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Jerry 2 month s ago
Stephan, be careful out there Stephan, put that tinfoil hat on, they are reading your brainwaves. That kind of talk will have them knocking on your door soon. Be safe!
       
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Vicy 2 month s ago
If the 'Pont Neuf’ or ‘New Bridge' is actually the oldest bridge in the city, then the name is accurate because it was the "new bridge" when it was built.

PS: My avatar is so effable.
       
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Anne 2 month s ago
Vicy,

check out the big brain in Vicy.
       
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Carmon 2 month s ago
This is so very LAME!
       
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Sully 2 month s ago
Carmon,

Don't hurt yourself by actually learning something new. I wonder what historical Germans thought about playing a game resembling the Star of David?
       
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Curtis 2 month s ago
Carmon,

no one forces you to come here
       
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Indie 2 month s ago
Did like this category
       
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