Common Misnomers

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

Featured Dec 1, 2014

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

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