Dictionary of false truths

In the United States came out a dictionary of false truths, compiled by Tom Barnem, which contains information about the numerous facts that are respected by all for the true and, nevertheless, are false. Addicted to looking for such facts many years ago, Barnem compiled a dictionary that quickly became a bestseller. So...

The false truth is the old belief that a scorpion, having got into a fire, ends up committing suicide, stinging himself

Ask someone where the top of Mont Blanc is, and you will be told what's in Switzerland. The actual location of this mountain is France.

False truth is the old belief that a scorpion, having got into the fire, ends up suicidal, stinging himself. Some scorpions are immune to their own poison, others die only at a very high dose. Scorpio is dying from the fire, and the movement was stinging just a death convulsion.

Errors are those who think that Iran is the new name of Persia. The inhabitants of this country called it so from time immemorial. Foreigners, following the ancient Greeks, who had long traded with Iran, began to call the country according to the ancient name of one of its provinces of Pars (hence Persia). Since 1935, the name Iran has become a commonly accepted name.

Banana is not a tree, as many think, but a giant grass. And its fruits are torn off by the green ones so that they do not deteriorate during transportation. The fruit, ripe on the plant, is not as tasty as the one that ripens ripped.

Few people know that Big Ben (Big Ben) is not a clock on the English parliament building in Westminster and not a tower, but a bell that measures time. It weighs 13 tons and is named after the name of the Big Ben - Benjamin Hall - a representative of the parliamentary commission at the time when the bell was installed.

The false truth is that Charles Lindbergh first flew the Atlantic Ocean without landing. Lindberg was the first to do it alone. And before him in June 1919 from the island of Newfoundland on a two-engine "Vickers" V. Alkok and A. Brown flew to Ireland. A month after the Atlantic, 31 people crossed the Atlantic on the British airship and 38 on a German airship. Consequently, Lindberg was not the first, but seventy-second!

The false truth is that Henry Ford invented the conveyor. This is the invention of Ransom Olds. In 1901, the Olds Motor Company built 425 cars. A year later, when Olds introduced his method, the production of cars in his firm exceeded 2500 pieces. As for Ford, he perfected the idea of Olds. Ford introduced a conveyor belt, which reduced assembly time from one and a half shifts to 93 minutes. Thus, Ford only modified someone else's idea.