The “french” in french fries…

Posted By Staff

Date: February 21st, 2014

friesThe “French” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

The original name for the starship in Star Trek was “Yorktown,” not “Enterprise”.

Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Officials in Sedona, Arizona, thought that yellow would clash with the natural red rock.

Black-eyed peas aren’t peas, but beans. And coffee beans aren’t beans, but seeds.

Some cultures (especially those in sub-Saharan Africa) give their children names with meanings such as “ugly,” “disagreeable,” or “crippled,” to make them undesirable to demons.

William Howard Taft was not only the heaviest U.S. president, but also the last to sport facial hair.

Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes. He even asked for lines to be written on an actress’s posterior. (That request was denied.)

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