Popular misconceptions

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This region of the Netherlands is often misnamed as the whole country
Holland
This Asian landmark is not actually visible with the naked eye from the moon
Great Wall of China
Many people erroneously think this city is the capital of Australia
Sydney
This medieval group of people wore helmets with horns in (not)
Vikings
Queen Elizabeth is often wrongly called the Queen of _______
England
These animals are not actually blind despite the popular saying
Bats
Deoxygenated blood is red, but commonly thought to be this colour
Blue
This Mary Shelley character who created a monster is frequently misnamed as the monster itself
Frankenstein
This bird buries its head in the sand when frightened
Ostrich
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This usually red fruit is the most famous fruit mistaken for a vegetable
Tomato
This song is not actually the national anthem of Austria or even an Austrian folk song
Edelweiss
This woman didn't actually say "Let them eat cake"
Marie Antoinette
This man did not 'make the trains run on time'
Benito Mussolini
These fish actually have a much longer memory span than a few seconds
Goldfish
This food item does not actually take seven years to digest
Chewing gum
In South Korea, it is believed that leaving one of these on in a closed room is lethal
Electric Fan
This Frenchman famously thought to have been short, was actually taller than average
Napoleon Bonaparte
These animals have highly erratic population numbers, but that's not because they jump off cliffs
Lemmings
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Level 80
Mar 14, 2016
"eat cake", not "east cake". And the ostrich question, unlike the others, is worded in such a way as to require the answerer to perpetuate the myth.