Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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