The Texas Rangers (law enforcement not baseball team) and the Mounties are both real.
I have a 2nd grader that wanted to do a report about lions - but we were researching the Amazon Rainforest. So I did a search for "big cats Amazon Rainforest" so she could do another big cat which led to her having a fit. Lion, tigers are in every jungle and they aren't cats. With this one - she is so stubborn I can see her an adult still insisting that lions aren't cats.
My 2nd graders can sing the nifty fifty
. Unfortunately such memorization is considered low level learning and we are discouraged from having the kids memorize facts. Even math facts we are supposed to build their knowledge through hands on activities. There is a point were they should either stop skip counting and know that 5 x6 = 30 or be able to skip count so quick you don't know they are doing it. I feel like some facts are basic knowledge that you need to perform higher level thinking. Yes you can look up facts, but if you don't have some basic knowledge you can fall for so many scams/conspiracy theorists.
My HS history book was written so that Korea, Kennedy's election and assassination, Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, Nixon, Watergate, and Ford were crammed in about 6 pages with lots of pictures. That confused me. Considering Reagan was in his first term - I guess it was amazing that any of that was in my Textbook.
I have another one that confuses a good number of adults. Ford was never elected Vice President or President. To date he is the only person to be appointed VP (after Agnew resigned) then become President Under the 25 amendment (after Nixon Resigned).