Misinformation #1: HEADCHEESE
|A slice of headcheese|
|More headcheese. Personally, |
I think it looks quite yummy!
Misinformation #2: COFFEE BEANS
Misinformation #3: THE ORIGIN OF GOLF
|Some old-time golfers|
Another idea is that golf came from a game the ancient Romans played that was called paganica. In this game, a leather ball stuffed with feathers was hit with a bent stick. When the Romans conquered most of Europe, they might have brought this game with them.
Anyway, getting back to Scotland, the first written record of golf there was in 1457, which is when King James II banned the game because he wanted everybody to spend their time learning archery instead.
Misinformation #4: THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES
For many centuries, people thought the Colossus of Rhodes stood at the mouth of the harbor, with one foot on each side of the harbor, and ships sailed in and out between his legs. But since there weren't any cameras in those days, no one could take a picture to prove that this was the way the statue was situated. Then, after only 56 years, there was an earthquake, and the Colossus of Rhodes fell down. Eventually, people carted off the remains of the statue so they could use them for other projects, and this made it even harder to know where the statue had been.
Well, okay, that's all the misinformation I'm going to talk about today. I hope you feel better informed now. I know I do!