Common Misnomers

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Can you separate the misnomers from the, er, nomers?

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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Is the Hubble telescope a telescope?
Are the Canary islands named after the canary bird?
Did Chinese Checkers originate from China?
Did the 30 years' war (in the 17th century) last for 30 years?
Is catgut made from cats?
Is there lead in pencil lead?
Does horsehair come from horses?
Does dry cleaning not use liquids?
Does the Marylebone Cricket Club have a cricket team?
Are the Everly Brothers brothers?
Is a Manx cat a cat?
Is the Red sea usually red?
Is a black box (flight recorder) black?
Do frankfurters originate from Frankfurt?
Is a firefly a fly?
Did the cor anglais (English horn) originate from England?
Did the Spanish Inquisition originate from Spain?
Is a black bean a bean?
Is a peanut a nut?
Was Americium discovered in America?
Is a karate black belt black?
Are refried beans fried more than once?
Is a shooting star a star?
Are wellington boots named after the Duke of Wellington?
Do Panama hats originate from Panama?
Is the cross on the Red Cross flag red?
Is a white rhino white?
Is the Monaco Grand Prix held in Monaco?
Is a jellyfish a fish?
Is a koala bear a bear?
Is Ecuador on the equator?
Is a kiwi bird a bird?

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