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Idioms: Just Deserts (not Just Desserts)

The popular expression “Just Deserts”, meaning a deserved punishment or reward can be traced back to the 13th century and is derived from the...

Misconceptions: Men Think About Sex Every 7 Seconds

The idea that men think about sex every seven seconds, like the claim that we only use 10 percent of our brains, is often repeated...

Misconceptions: JFK’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner”

“Ich bin ein Berliner” is a quotation from a June 26, 1963, speech given by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in support of the United States...

Misconceptions: Sushi Does Not Mean “Raw Fish”

It’s a common misconception that sushi literally means “raw fish”.  However the word actually refers to the vinegared rice used in the popular Japanese dish. Sumeshi (sushi...

Misconceptions: 1 Dog Year = 7 Human Years

It has been widely stated that one dog year equals seven human years. This is somewhat inaccurate and determining the ratio of a dog’s...