Miscellaneous Quiz / Common Misnomers

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

Quiz Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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