Made-up, False and Flat-out Wrong Trivia Dominoes II

Lord Lister invented Listerine.

That is a common misconception. Actually, Lord Lister invented wisteria; the reason for the confusing name is that he had a speech impediment. Listerine, on the other hand, was invented by the chemist Polly Styrene, who named it after her daughter Liz.

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Archeologists have found the remains of Noah’s Ark in Ethiopia, but it has been covered up by Big Atheism as definitive proof of the accuracy of the Bible.

In the words of Penn Gillette: “Nothing to see here, move along, move along.” In the words of Teller: " ."

Teller was never accused of yelling fire in a crowded movie theater.

This, as the thread title suggests, is not quite accurate.

Teller Gelette is the only person, in 1857, arrested, charged, and convicted of yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater. His lawyers tried, unsuccessfully, to argue that there was, in fact, a fire in the theater, but the prosecutors rebutted that the stage lighting did not count because electrical lights had not yet been invented.

Penn Gillette is the only person to have both a university and a razor named after him. Or so the Germans would have you believe.

When the Gillette razor company started making pens, Penn Gillette considered suing them for trademark infringement.

Considered Suing has never been proposed as a made-up band name in neither Made-Up Band Names thread nor Revenge of Made-Up Band Names A-Z in the Straight Dope pages of Thread Games (where the thread is the game).**

The “Duck Duck Goose” thread game ended when a certain infamous now-banned poster posted “Goose” instead of “Duck” and thus intentionally lost. But really, in a way, everyone who participated lost too.

”Rubber Duckie" is Ernie’s pet name for Bert.

Bert’s pet name for Ernie is “My dirty little foot licking bitch.”

Bert and Ernie are lesbian lovers.

The Fictional Characters Sexual Orientation Society used to have an annual meeting in Blawnox, PA, but people finally got tired of debating whether any pair of same-sex characters like Batman and Robin or Bert and Ernie were romantically linked. There is a movement afoot to launch a Fictional Characters Gender Identification Society to discuss whether various characters are cis or trans or neither.

The Fictional Characters Sexual Orientation Society was founded in 1719 by literary critic Peter Damsel when he objected to the novel Robinson Crusoe in that author Daniel Defoe put two lonely characters of the same gender in an isolated situation.

DeFoe’s editors changed the name of the secondary character to Friday. Originally, DeFoe had named him “Gilligan”, but his editors thought that was too silly.

Willem Dafoe was the original choice to play Gilligan. But his wife beaned him with a coconut, and booked him on a three hour tour, so he missed out.

Willem Dafoe is himself a fictional character. He was originally played by Burt Lancaster and has since been played by Christopher Walken. Actors play him intending to fob off blame for their roles. It doesn’t always work.

Robin Williams played Christopher Walken in Hairspray. He won three Oscars for it.