Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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