Lost Legends

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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False Authority The bare-faced truth about all those Lost Legends at snopes.com
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Bearing the Flag History: The hidden story of how the design of the California state flag was based...
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Mr. Ed
Mister Ed was a Zebra Was Mister Ed a horse?
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Mississippi Fractions Did Mississippi schools remove fractions and decimals from their math curriculum?
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Why Did ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ Change Their Name to ‘KFC’? Did KFC change its name from 'Kentucky Fried Chicken' to eliminate the word 'fried'?
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Mobile Home Origin Are mobile homes so named because they can be moved from place to place?
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Illustration of the Titanic
1911 Poseidon Adventure Was the film 'The Poseidon Adventure' being shown aboard the Titanic when it hit the...
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Illustration for nursery rhyme "Sing a Song for Sixpence"
Pirates and Sing a Song of Sixpence The nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ originated as a coded message used to...
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Tarzan and Tarzana Was the community of Tarzana, California, named after Tarzan?
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George Bernard Shaw
Closed For Remodeling Was the derisive title of one of George Bernard Shaw's plays changed after it wreaked...
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