These legends aren’t really lost — we’ve known where they were the whole time! We created
The Repository of Lost Legends (TRoLL for short) for those of you who don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. If you have a taste for the unusual and arcane (and can suspend your disbelief just a little), sample some of these precious gems.




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The Mississippi state legislature removed fractions and decimal points from the mathematics curriculum of public secondary schools.


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Television’s Mister Ed was a horse.


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Mobile homes are so named because they can be moved from place to place.


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The design of the California state flag was the result of a mistake.


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The Kentucky Fried Chicken chain changed its name to KFC in order to eliminate the word “fried” from its title.


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The nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” originated as a coded message used for recruiting pirates.


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The derisive title of one of George Bernard Shaw’s plays was changed after it wreaked havoc on theater attendance.


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When the Titanic hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic, the silent version of the film The Poseidon Adventure was being screened aboard ship.


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The town of Tarzana, CA was named after the famous ape man.

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