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Stop The Presses Closing Ceremony
Posted On: 2009-08-16

Narrator: Stop those presses.  Some of the stories we've been hearing for years aren't quite right.  Did you know…?
1 - An apple did not fall on Newton's head, he saw one fall from the corner of his eye.
2 - In old England, coins were saved in "pygg" banks which were dishes or jars made from a clay called "pygg".  In 1600, a potter started the craze of making them into pig shapes.
3 - French fries are really from Belgium.
4 - Walt Disney started drawing characters with three fingers to save time.
5 - Napoleon started the tradition of buttons on uniforms so soldiers would not wipe their noses on the coat sleeves.
6 - The 4 and 20 black birds baked in a pie was actually a huge pie crust with 24 African musicians hiding inside to surprise a King Charles VII of France in the 1400's.
7 - Mice might eat cheese, but they like peanut butter and fly stuffed celery better.
8 - Elephants are not afraid of mice, which they can't even see or smell.
9 - Antidisestablishmentarianism is not the longest word, it is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
10 - Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand.  They eat rocks to help their digestion.
11 - The British arrested and took Paul Revere's horse before he finished his ride.  He had to walk home.
12 - Camels store fat not water in their humps.
Narrator - So stop those presses, we need to make a few changes.

 


 

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