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101. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

The Panama hat originated from Ecuador, not Panama.

102. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

French fries are not french.
The turkey is not from Turkey.

Tulips are Turkish, not Dutch

103. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Decca records refused to sign The Beatles, saying they were too similar to so many other bands and wouldn't succeed.

104. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

The Flamingo Hotel, formally 'The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino, 'The Fabulous Flamingo', 'The Flamingo', 'The Flamingo Hilton' and now 'The Flamingo Las Vegas' was named by Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. His nickname for his long legged showgirl friend, Virginia Hill was 'Flamingo'. 'Bugsy' Siegel opened the Flamingo on Dec. 26, 1946 to great fanfare. However, profits were elusive and 'Bugsy' was thought to be skimming and had overcharged the mob during the construction phase. Meyer Lansky agreed with the mob's decision to kill 'Bugsy' Siegel and on June 20, 1947 he was gunned down in Virginia Hill's rented home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The murder was never solved.

105. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Cat urine glows under a black-light.

106. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Montenegro is not an EU member, but it's national currency is The Euro.

107. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

The original Eiffel Tower used wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets. The Las Vegas version used welded steel and has fake rivets to duplicate the look of the original tower.

108. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

There are more Welsh speaking people per head of population in Wales with the surname 'Jones', than there are English speaking people in England with the surname 'Smith'. Yet there is no letter 'J' in the Welsh alphabet.

109. Posted by Budges (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Budges

99% of statistics are made up.

Including this one

Ummmm...yep ;)

Giraffes and humans have the same number of bones in their necks (7)!

110. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

The word 'Typewriter' can be spelled out using just the top row of letters on a keypad.

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