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Thread: The "Everything You Know Is Wrong" Thread

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    Here is where you can list popular beliefs, superstitions, and urban myths and legends, that are not true, but that many people think are true.

    I am going to attempt to start a new craze of factual knowledge

    For ideas/reference, please go to www.snopes.com

    I'll start us off, then

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    The nursery rhyme "Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses" is NOT about the Great Plague/Black Death.


    The word Nylon did NOT come about from joining the names of the cities New York and London.


    A "sirloin steak" is NOT so named because a mad English king liked it so much he decided to knight it.

    I'll add some more on when I can think of them
    Last edited by Barbarossa; 01-30-2007 at 12:25 PM.

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    It's an urban myth that on average a person in the UK doesn't ingest at least seven spiders per year when they crawl into your mouth and lay eggs while you sleep.

    'cos they fucking do.
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    sod off sabotaging my fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    sod off sabotaging my fred
    I saw it happen once.

    I was reading and a big spider with hairy legs crawled up the bed toward teh sleeping missus, I was like meh cos I don't mind spiders -- but then, quicker than a flash -- the spider crawled on her face and as she inhaled, disappeared forever into her mouth. I saw a leg snake out from twixt her lips but it was too late, she swallowed the spider.

    No doubt it laid eggs too before it died so I'm just waiting for her face to explode due to the mass of baby-spiders seething below the surface.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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    All the stuff about the coreolis(sp) effect and bogs is pish.
    You do not need to see my I.D.

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    If you want a romantic experience with your lover, you do not need to go to Paris (France).

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    Not all people from Edinburro are whores and drug addicts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    If you want a romantic experience with your lover, you do not need to go to Paris (France).
    Conversely, if you go to Paris (France) you are not guaranteed a romantic experience with your lover

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    Unless it's Gay Paris* (France).



    *Pronounced Paree.
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    Contrary to popular belief, accountancy isn't boring.

    After a long day of doing nothing but accounts, it is entirely possible to go home and have a chat with someone completely unitiated in the black art and entertain them with tales of your abacal triumphs.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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