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First Dark Mon, Apr 20, 2009
Though fun, lists such as this are usually full of misleading urban legends. More skepticism everyone, please!

"Golf" is not an acronym:

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/golf.asp

The "Wet your whistle" story seems to be false:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/whet%20your%20appetite.html

Honey may in fact spoil, depending upon what you mean by "spoil":

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/gen01/gen01338.htm

The story about "good night, sleep tight" is also probably false:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sleep%20tight.html

Coca-Cola was not originally green:

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/green.asp

Not so sure about that "honeymoon" explanation:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=honeymoon

Origin of "mind your P's and Q's" is certainly up to debate:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/248000.html

The 'Cambridge University letter ordering research' may only be somewhat true:

http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp

Oh good, looks like someone compiled a list analyzing all of these claims. Phew!:

http://www.jefflewis.net/factoids2.html


Oh, and anything that starts out by trying to equate all of scientific understanding with Biblical claims gives up credibility by default...