I stole these interesting facts from Al over at www.fromtherooftop.blogspot.com. I thought they were interesting enough to repost.
The Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years, 1337 to 1453.
Panama hats are actually produced in Ecuador.
Catgut is actually made from the intestines of sheep and horses.
Russians celebrate the October Revolution in November – the Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.
Camel’s hair brushes are actually made of squirrel fur.
The Canary Islands are actually named for dogs. The Latin name was Insularia Canaria (Island of the Dogs).
King George VI’s first name was actually Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future kind should ever be called Albert.
Purple finches are actually crimson in color.
Chinese Gooseberries are actually indigenous to New Zealand.
The Thirty Years War did actually last 30 years, 1618 to 1648.