The place have been Venetian blinds invented?
What colour is the black field on a advertisement plane?
the place did India ink originate?*
such a lot folks be aware of greater than we expect we all know. We additionally imagine we all know greater than we really do-because a few of what we predict we all know easily "ain't so." all of us harbor misconceptions which are authorized not just simply because they're well known but in addition simply because they make feel.
It is sensible to think, for instance, that German chocolate originated in Germany instead of the reality: that German chocolate is so named since it was once created by way of Sam German. it kind of feels logical to think that Mercury is the most well liked planet due to its proximity to the solar, or that buttermilk comprises butter, that Danish pastry is from Denmark, and that the boat race America's Cup used to be named after the U.S. of the USA.
In Sorry, unsuitable Answer, Rod Evans takes readers on a travel of deceptive minutiae, debunking mostly held assumptions and sharing remarkable "right" solutions.
*Answers: Japan; Orange; China
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