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Everything you thought about... geography... was wrong
Can you pick the correct place for each geographical misnomer or little known fact?
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Sure the Sahara is dry, but parts of this place haven't seen rain for more than 1 million years.
The cravat, precursor of today's necktie, isn't from France or England, but rather from this country which gave it its name.
Sorry, William Wallace, kilts weren't invented in Scotland but rather in this island nation.
Sacre bleu! Champagne wasn't invented by the French but rather by this frequent enemy of France.
India, schmindia- this country is now home to the most tigers.
Neither Pythagoras nor Euclid but rather Robert Recorde of this land invented the = sign.
Plug the dyke! Tulips didn't originate in Holland but rather in this city. (Why? That's nobody's business but the Turks.)
What's in a name? This city's moniker originated from a mistake in a notation on a British map.
Magellan never circumnavigated the globe. He was actually killed half way around in what is now this country.
Panama hats were exported through Panama but actually came from this country.
The longest mountain range on Earth isn't the Andes, but the Mid-Atlantic ridge, the only exposed portion of which is in this country.
He didn't really like it cold- the real Saint Nicholas lived in Demre in what is now this country.
Sven Lincoln? Log cabins were brought to the U.S. by settlers from this country.
Captain Cook wasn't hungry when named this place 'The Sandwich Islands.' He was just naming it after the Earl of Sandwich.
Eric the Red was engaging in propaganda when he named this place, but in his defense, the climate was warmer when he did it.
Lifeguard on duty! This place wasn't named after the swimsuit, but rather the suit (for reasons not entirely clear) was named after the place.
Contrary to popular belief, the Quaker who named this place wasn't naming for himself, but rather in honor of his father.
Though the word traces its root to German, this country contains the place with the highest annual rate of hail.
Westerners still call it by a vaguely rude name, but the official title of this county's capital is the longest official place name in the world.
The name of this country derives from the French word for 'forty', a reference to the 40 tribes of Manas and the reason for the 40 rays of the sun on its flag.
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