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cropdribble.jpg (8727 bytes)Pope John Paul II's name wasn't originally John, nor was it Paul. His real name is Karol Wojtyla.

Wild rice isn't rice. It's long-grained marsh grass.

It's not true that men commit child abuse most often. Sixty percent of all child abuse is committed by women with sole custody.

Tempura isn't a Japanese word, nor is it a native Japanese dish. It's Portuguese.

Gray whales aren't gray. They're actually black.

Jersey cows don't come from New Jersey. They come from Jersey, an island in the English Channel.

Diamonds are not the most valuable gems. Rubies are.

Honey bees aren't native to North America. They were introduced here in the 1600s by the Puritans.

The Douglas fir isn't a fir.

In an early draft of the script for the film "Back to the Future," the time machine wasn't a Delorean, but rather a souped-up refrigerator.

Riptides aren't tides. They're currents.

Genghis Khan's wasn't the military leader's real name, it was Temujen. Genghis Khan means "emperor of all emperors."

Eggplant is a fruit, not a vegetable.

Washington D.C. was not always America's capital. From 1789 to 1790, New York City was the capital.

Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned. The fiddle hadn't been invented yet.

Little John was not the name of the character in the famous stories about Robin Hood. He was actually named John Little.

"Lead" pencils have no lead in them—just graphite.

The quote, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," is often attributed to William Shakespeare. It's actually, "Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned." It was actually written by dramatist William Congreve, in his 1697 play "The Mourning Bride."

There is no book of "Revelations" in the Bible. The book is "Revelation."

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