MISCONCEPTION: Cuckoo clocks are amazing little clocks with tiny birds inside, who come out on the hour, every hour. They are also powered by a mixture of tiny gears, cogs, springs and Swiss magic. It has to be Swiss magic because Cuckoo clocks come from Switzerland of course.
TRUTH: Whilst popular within Switzerland, the Cuckoo clock was invented and greatly developed around the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Germany. The first origin of the clocks are not known exactly but it is certain that the original cuckoo clocks were from that Southern region before they were improved around the Black Forest.