On the Record: Vol. 2

It’s time to lighten things up,  so back to those misconceptions that lead to incorrect information. Here are 10 points of knowledge to make your life better.

  • Art Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns from David Jones, who purchased from founding owner Arthur “Mickey” McBride. Paul Brown was not the founding owner, although a minority owner at the time of his firing.
  • 5 pounds of water will float on 1 pound of motor oil – it’s about densities, not weight.
  • The British have a fourth of July, which falls between the third and fifth.
  • Plants also use oxygen.
  • White wine can be made from red/dark grapes; but red wine can’t be made from white grapes.
  • Swollen rivers aren’t caused by infectious germs.
  • Evolution and the Big Bang are separate topics.
  • “Separation of church and state” is not in the Constitution, but Thomas Jefferson used in his papers, then the Supreme Court used the phrase in 1878 (Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 U.S).
  • Koalas are not bears, nor are they biologically closely related to them.
  • Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet.

 …. and now you know.

5 thoughts on “On the Record: Vol. 2

    • 3rd Stone … now that’s a great question. People rely on so much hear-say … and right or wrong, that info sticks … plus we help perpetuate the misconception.

      With Darwin 200th birthday on the 12th, there has many posts on him, evolution, & religion. Talk about misconceptions … wow … some are so blatantly wrong, I wouldn’t know where to start … so I avoid them.

      Oh well … 3rd Stone … thanks for stopping by.

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