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Keyboards

Qwerty keyboards were created to slow down the typing (and to split apart the letters often used consecutively).

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Save our souls!

The famous distress signal SOS (· · · — — — · · · in morse code) does not mean anything! For sure, it has no link with Save our souls which is a backronym.

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Nobel is no cuckold

The famous anecdote that explains the absence of a Nobel prize in mathematics by the fact that Alfred Nobel’s wife cheated on him with some mathematician is false!

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Great Wall from space

It’s usually said that the Great Wall of China is “the only human building that can be seen from space”...actually it’s false.

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Super Size Mich

The famous Hamburger sandwich comes from Hamburg.
The Hot-Dog comes from Frankfurt (name before americanization: Frankfurter)

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Plague

Plague is not eradicated actually: the WHO took a census of 2118 cases in 2003, among which 182 were fatal.

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Out of the box

The well-known Pandora’s box is actually a jar.

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