You Probably Haven't Heard About these Things (18 pics)

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“Fortune cookies are associated with Chinese cuisine, but were actually invented in Japan, and are almost never eaten in China, where they are seen as American.”

1 You Probably Haven't Heard About these Things (18 pics)

“Cowboy hats were not initially popular in the Western American frontier, with derby or bowler hats being the typical headgear of choice. Heavy marketing of the Stetson “Boss of the Plains” model in the years following the American Civil War was the primary driving force behind the cowboy hat’s popularity.”


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“Mice do not have a special appetite for cheese, and will eat it only for lack of better options; they actually favor sweet, sugary foods.”


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“Petroleum does not originate from dinosaurs but rather bacteria and algae.”


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“The word “the” was never pronounced or spelled “ye” in Old or Middle English.”


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“Vikings did not drink out of the skulls of vanquished enemies. This was based on a mistranslation of the skaldic poetic use of ór bjúgviðum hausa (branches of skulls) to refer to drinking horns.”



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“There are no known cases of children having been killed or seriously injured by poisoned candy or fruit given to them by strangers at Halloween or any other time, though there are cases where people have poisoned their own children.”


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“Neither cracking one’s knuckles nor exercising while in good health causes osteoarthritis.”


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“Sign languages are not the same worldwide. Each country generally has its own native sign language, and some have more than one.”


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“The Bermuda Triangle does not have any more shipwrecks or mysterious disappearances than most other waterways.”


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“Neither the Mafia nor other criminal organizations regularly use cemented shoes to drown their victims. This method is more often used to submerge (already) dead bodies. However, there are at least two cases of the tactic being used: one in 2016 and the other in 1964.”


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“The Rolling Stones were not performing “Sympathy for the Devil” at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert when Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by a member of the local Hells Angels chapter that was serving as security. While the incident that culminated in Hunter’s death began while the band was performing the song, prompting a brief interruption before the Stones finished it, it concluded several songs later as the band was performing “Under My Thumb”.


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“The United States does not require police officers to identify themselves as police in the case of a sting or other undercover work, and police officers may lie when engaged in such work.”


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“420 did not originate from the Los Angeles police or penal code for marijuana use. In California, Police Code 420 means “juvenile disturbance.” The use of “420” started in 1971 at San Rafael High School, where it indicated the time, 4:20 pm, when a group of students would go to smoke.”


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“Twinkies have a shelf life of approximately 45 days, not decades. They generally remain on a store shelf for only 7 to 10 days.”


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“Drinking milk or consuming other dairy products does not increase mucus production. As a result, they do not need to be avoided by those with the flu or cold congestion.”


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“The accused at the Salem witch trials in North America were not burned at the stake; about 15 died in prison, 19 were hanged and one was pressed to death.”


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“Tutankhamun’s tomb is not inscribed with a curse on those who disturb it. This was a media invention of 20th-century tabloid journalists.”



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