Tuesday, November 15, 2005


It ain't necessarily so

Some of the following items are false, no matter what you believe. Yes, it is true that there are things many of us have come to know as true that are false. Take this test and see if you are in need of a debunking or not. Email your answers to CotoloChronicles@mailbomb.com … and then get ready for a debunking on our Nov. 17 program with special guest debunker, Barry Meadow.

Check out Mr. Meadow’s book, Blackjack Autumn: A True Tale of Life, Death, and Splitting Tens in Winnemucca.

True or false?

The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosie is a coded reference to the Black Plague.

President John Kennedy received the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Profiles in Courage.

The name of the make-believe land featured in L. Frank Baum's series of Oz books was taken from a file cabinet drawer labeled O - Z.

Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham after being challenged by his editor to produce a book using fewer than fifty different words.

Casinos pump extra oxygen onto the gaming floors during the early-morning hours to keep tired patrons from heading off to bed.

Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine.

Richard Castellano was paid more for his role in the movie, The Godfather, than Marlon Brando was paid for his role.

Puff, the Magic Dragon is a song about marijuana.

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