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Here in the U.S, "Colonel" is pronounced like "kernel." Why is it spelled so differently you ask? In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military terms from French,...
Short answer: It was a mistranslation of a phrase from the Vulgate Bible.
Short answer: A Mexican jumping bean is a name given to a type of Mexcian bean pod that appears to randomly move around. The moving is actually caused by a small moth larva that living inside the pod.
Maybe you couldn't find a nearby trashcan, or perhaps you were enjoying the taste just a little too much. Whatever the case, you did what most of us have done at one point or another: You swallowed your chewing gum. And if one old wives' tale is true, that gum will be with you, in your digestive system, for the next seven years, wreaking who knows what kind of havoc.Thankfully the legend is false.