Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not

Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not

Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not
Yep another list of those things you thought was true but aren’t.  Things that you probably have quoted as true at some time…or maybe you just never thought about. I  present to you:

Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not

Ninjas were originally from China, not Japan, as is commonly believed.

Dry ice doesn’t melt. It “sublimates.”

On Star Trek, Captain Kirk never said, “Beam me up, Scotty.” He said, “Beam me up, Mr. Scott.”Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not

People didn’t always throw rice at weddings. In the Middle Ages, you were supposed to throw eggs at the bride and groom.

Flying fish don’t fly. They glide.

Houdini became the most famous escape artist of all time, but contrary to what is sometimes reported, he was not double-jointed.

Chicken Little never said, “The sky is falling.” She said, “The sky has fallen.”

Food that gets “freezer burn” isn’t actually burned, of course. The foods dehydrate, causing a loss of color, texture and flavor.

You mightThings That You Thought Were True But Are Not be surprised to learn that Americans visit libraries 3.5 billion times a year—three times as often as the movies.

There’s no rabbit in Welsh rabbit. (And it’s not even called Welsh rabbit. The proper name is Welsh rarebit.)

In truth, there’s no mention of Adam and Eve eating an apple in the Bible.

Rhinoceros horn, much in demand for medicinal purposes, isn’t horn at all, but the animal’s hair.

Statistically speaking, the job of pizza delivery driver is a more dangerous job than that of fire fighting.

Things That You Thought Were True But Are Not

The Bowie knife wasn’t invented by James Bowie. The credit for the invention’s design goes to his brother, Rezin Pleasant Bowie.

Twinkies didn’t always have vanilla-flavored filling. The original Twinkies filling was banana—it was replaced by vanilla during World War II when the U.S. experienced a banana shortage.

“Seeing Eye” is not a generic term for dogs trained to lead the blind. The Seeing Eye, a company in New Jersey is one of many companies devoted to training such dogs.

I did very little research for this post. I found it at www.dribbleglass.com/fallacies/f036.htm and mostly believed it. It is on the internet after all. I did remove the ones that were iffy in their veracity.