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Common Misperceptions Quiz
Ok, here's the rules: You're on your honor-- no googling, or you might get Santorum all over you. No yelling at the quiz-meister. Answers and sources will be in the comments. And, as my dad used to say, Be true to your teeth, or they'll be false to you.
TRUE or FALSE?
- The Roman Vomitorium was special room used for binging and purging during feasts.
- George Washington did not have a set of wooden false teeth.
- At 5'2" Napolean Bonaparte was actually slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time
- During World War II, King Christian X of Denmark thwarted Nazi attempts to identify Jews by wearing a yellow star himself.
- Albert Einstein did not fail mathematics in school. Before he was fifteen he had mastered differential and integral calculus.
- Food items cooked with wine or liquor will be non-alcoholic, because alcohol's low boiling point causes it to evaporate quickly when heated.
- The expression "rule of thumb" was originally coined from a law allowing a man to beat his wife with a stick, provided it was not thicker than the width of his thumb.
- "420" did not originate as the Los Angeles police or penal code for marijuana use.
- The Great Wall of China is the only human-made object visible from the Moon.
- Redheads are gradually going extinct due to the recessive gene for red-headedness.
|The nut jobs can protest clinics day after day, but let a few occupiers show up somewhere and the riot gear comes out. I will believe in equal protection under the law when the riot gear shows up at clinic protests.|
From Ed Tracey:
In the diary by Olisterhosen about US Army Cpl. Jesse Thorsen (an Afghanistan
war veteran) who may have violated military policy when he wore his fatigues on stage and praised Ron Paulis presidential bid - Timaeus cites his law partner's knowledge of military law, and predicts that Thorsen will not be as lucky as some others were:
A few years back, under the Cheney regime, there were some very
high-ranking Air Force generals who got away with this kind of thing.
I really liked what NNadir had to say about President Obama in Four reasons why Mitt Romney will be the nominee by DemFromCT.
and from your humble poster, smileycreek:
happy camper applauded cjsalamon's "nice, concise explanation of why Paul is wrong, even when he's right:"
The entire comment is well-worth sending to progressives who think Ron Paul is worth their vote.
When you support a politician it is seen as validating their belief system, not just a few issues.
Ecclesiastaverbs took issue with the notion of a veto-proof law, saying:
BLAH BLAH VETO PROOF BLAH The only way to know that something is veto proof, is to veto it and then have it be overridden by congress.
Since that did not happen any mention of the bill being veto proof is baseless speculation likely from a mind sickened by the gymnastics of justifying laws that run counter to the spirit America.
In Eclectablog's New Hampshire Republicans jump the shark, introduce bill mandating laws reference the Magna Carta VigilantLiberal nominated homo neurotic for Top Comment of the Day for this:
repackaging the feudal system as "job creation."