Well, Technically Speaking...

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Can you name the people, places or things which, technically speaking, are not as they might seem?

Featured Feb 10, 2011

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Technically, this is not actuallyAnswer
a bone.
It is the longest unprotected nerve, called the ulnar nerve.
a color.
It is the absence of light
a massive independent country.
It is an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark.
a bear.
This Australian native is an arboreal marsupial which got its nick name from settlers in the late 18th century due to its similarity in appearance to bears.
blue.
But it looks that way because the elements floating around here scatter blue light much more efficiently than the other colors.
a pig.
And these little critters originated in the Andean region of South America, not in Africa as the name may suggest.
a planet.
In 2006 it was reclassified as a 'dwarf planet' and is the tenth-largest body observed directly orbiting the Sun.
a vegetable.
Including other genetic and scientific reasons, they also have seeds, juice and skin (which is red). They are a fruit.
feline intestines.
It is a type of cord that is prepared from the natural fiber in the walls of animal intestines. Usually sheep or goat innards are used.
Egyptian.
She was Macedonian, and with her son Caesarion, the last Pharaohs of Egypt.
the Capital City of Canada
It is, however, the capital of Ontario. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Go Sens!
that short.
The French inch was longer than the British inch. It is estimated he was actually 5' 6' tall, slightly taller than the average French men of the time.
Technically, this is not actuallyAnswer
a number.
It is a concept of continuation and limitlessness.
a man.
Despite rampant rumours to the contrary, Stefani Germanotta is indeed all woman.
a nut.
Though the name may hint otherwise, it is a species in the legume (bean) family.
made of lead.
The core of these writing utensils is composed of graphite and clay. Graphite was originally thought to be lead ore but this is now known not to be true
1024 bytes.
2 to the power of 10 is 1024 which, according to standards organizations, should be called a Kibibyte. This denotes 1000 bytes or 10 to the power of 3.
a doctor.
But it was one of Theodor Geisel's pen names.
a hole.
There is no hole in this layer of the atmosphere, but a significant seasonal and total reduction in trioxygen molecules over the past few decades.
a fish.
They are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. They are not made out of strawberry preserves either.
a donkey.
This classic arcade game character is an ape. And the original hero was not called Mario. He was Jumpman.
a color that makes bulls charge.
They'll charge whichever object is moving the most.
the southern-most US state.
It is second. Hawaii holds that honor... farther south than Mexico City.
cheese.
Also called 'brawn', it is a meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig. Or it's your boss, who also is not made of cheese.

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