In this installment, I cover the top three misconceptions as we enter exam week.
1. Orville Redenbacher vs.Eddie Rickenbacker
Orville Redenbacher was an American businessman best known for shilling popcorn. He was born in 1905 and died in 1995 when he suffered a heart attack and drowned in his jacuzzi.
Eddie Rickenbacker was a WWI flying ace with 26 confirmed kills. He was born in 1890 and died in 1973 due to complications from a stroke.
2. The Berlin Wall vs. The Great Wall of China
The Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961 by the DDR to prevent mass defection from the Eastern Germany during the Cold War. It stood until November 1989, when it was destroyed by both the people and governments of East and West Berlin.
The Great Wall of China is actually a series of smaller walls that have been built, rebuilt, and joined together over the centuries. Originally designed to keep foreign invaders out of China, specifically the Mongols. Purportedly, the Great Wall is the only man-made object that can be seen from space.
3. The Stock Market vs Stock Yards
The Stock Market is a system of exchanges for publicly trading stock, a unit of ownership in a business.
Stock Yards are factory farms that raise cattle for their meat, normally beef.
Until next time, remember: knowledge is power.