Some Things You Never Knew

Some Things You Never Knew

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

The liver isn’t an organ. It’s a gland.

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."

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.

Despite what you might think, there is no difference between green peppers, yellow peppers and red peppers-other than age. (Peppers start out green, then turn yellow, red, purple, then brown as they mature.)

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 might 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.

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.

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.

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