The man who gets the honor of having Mt. Everest named after him never climbed to the top. He was the first person to accurately survey its peak. The key here is the first because there have been others and the peak changes.
If it does exist, the Loch Ness monster is protected, so do not kill it.
Right before the famous Boston Tea Party, taxes were actually lowered
on tea. The party went on anyway.
The Spanish Fly is not a fly. It's a blister beetle. I have a blister
that is not really a blister, and I own many Beatle records, but that is another story.
Soldier and worker termites are sterile. What does this mean? Simply
put, their development was arrested early. And I really miss "Arrested
It has been estimated by those who estimate things that falling vending
machines kill up to 13 people a year. The number could be much higher if people didn't lie about it. "Well, how did Bob die?" "A massive coronary due to
...blah, blah, blah." In reality, he was kicking the crap out of the vending
machine trying to get to the Cheese Nips and it fell on him. You get the
Some say the longest graveyard in the world is the Great Wall of China.
OK, I'll say it, too.