Miscellaneous / Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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