Know the Difference! Vol. 2

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.

Orville Redenbacher Eddie Rickenbacker

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.

Berlin Wall of China

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.

stock market stock yards

Until next time, remember: knowledge is power.


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