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False Facts #5

These sure sound good, but they're not true.

Crate & Barrel once considered a merge with Linens & Things, forming a new chain "Linens & Barrels".

Bob Saget lives in the old set of "Full House".

Nancy Reagan can palm a basketball.

The earliest English Muffins contained nooks but no crannies.

The longest human pregnancy on record was 37 months.

Every 46 seconds, someone is scalded at Starbucks.

"Planet of the Apes" is based on a true story.

Horoscopes accurately predict future events 85% of the time.

In the early 1900s, a dozen actually was a measurement based on weight. Only in 1933 did the Department of Weights and Measures come up with an item count of twelve as a definition.

The word "apple" comes from the Latin word meaning "apple".

Due to a horse shortage, the 1936 Kentucky Derby was run with giraffes.

Because of an onion allergy, the singer Meatloaf can't eat meatloaf.

Tommy Lee Jones and Kim Jong Il were freshman roommates at Harvard.

The actual Godzilla was only 5 feet tall and was killed by Japanese soldiers within seconds.

Half and half is actually closer to 60-40.

Alan Shepard was the only astronaut to leave his wallet on the moon.

Actor James Woods actually served as the governor of Idaho for a week while researching a movie role in the late 1990s.

In San Diego, California, it is illegal to have a garage sale unless you are selling an exercise bike.

The 11th president, James K. Polk, did not speak English.

Einstein taught that space and time are the same thing. He discovered this when he kept showing up three miles late for meetings.

Only 26% of ranchers actually use ranch dressing.

Sheep ranchers counting the number of animals in their herd often doze off.

Archeologists have found evidence in the Middle East that in the Stone Age, mankind had developed a primitive Swiffer.

The original Mickey Mouse cartoon was in the Mouse language, with English subtitles.

President Richard Nixon was an avid CB radio user.

A city councilman (Carl Freeborn) from Asheville, North Carolina is attempting to legally change his name to "Arack Bobama" to perhaps ride on the coattails of another famous politician.

At any given moment, 93% of American TIVOs contain at least one episode of "Sanford & Son".

Ted Williams' last words: "I was kidding about being frozen";.

Gary Busey has won more Academy Awards than any other actor.

Other than man, the elk is the only animal that celebrates birthdays.

A cucumber is 96% water and 4% cucumber.

22% of airline pilots have a child named "Roger".

Liberace was a notorious womanizer.

If you take the sugar and flavoring out of Cool Whip, the result is molecularly very close to the plastic used in ping pong balls.

Contrary to popular belief, if you drive backwards, the odometer does not go backwards. It actually makes the odometer less accurate - up to 10% for each six miles driven backwards.

The brand name "Jelly Belly" was created in 1982 after Nancy Reagan made a much-publicized quip about her husband's 20-pound weight gain, mostly due to his penchant for jelly beans.

BMW is developing a side-view mirror in which objects may be farther away than they appear.

Double-yolk eggs, while larger than normal hen's eggs, actually have less nutritional value per ounce, but take about half as long to cook.

Pond's cold cream has an ingredient which is comprised of material which is found in pond scum.