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    Default 5 Startling "Facts" About US Presidents (and one about a First Lady).


    1) George Washington had a pet hippo, 'Peter'.
    2) Abraham Lincoln invented the potato chip.
    3) William Howard Taft was an ardent Egyptologist.
    4) Martin Van Buren discovered the lost city of Atlantis.
    5) Theodore Roosevelt forbade the eating of glass in the White House
    6) First Lady Grace Alan Coolidge delivered the one millionth pie in silent film star Chubby Chadsworth, sending him into a berserker rage Hollywood still doesn't talk about to this day!

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    I have no clue where you get your information but, no. And African American George Crum invented the potato chip, come on man it's African American History Month!
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    Abraham Lincoln hunted vampires.


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    Herbert and Lou Hoover had a dinner alone together only once a year when they were in the White House. That only one dinner was their wedding anniversary. They ate dinner alone only four times in four years, just two of them without other people. Herbert ate dinner with only his wife once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Ronin View Post
    I have no clue where you get your information but, no. And African American George Crum invented the potato chip, come on man it's African American History Month!
    Sadly, that's a myth too.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_chip
    His name is CAPTAIN MARVEL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    That the African Americans invented the fried chicken is another myth. It was a Scottish dish, not an African-American dish

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    Lincoln was surprisingly good at wrestling

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    Despite his dark skin and exotic sounding name, Barrack Obama was actually born in the US state of Hawaii.
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    Richard Nixon was a WW2 veteran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    Oh, man and I loved that story. I was told it when I was in New York state a long time ago.

    But as far as crazy pets that presidents had John Quincy Adams kept an American alligator in the bath tub at the White House.
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    williamtheday put "facts" in quotes. So I think he is posting weird stories that are said about Presidents. But I wish he would tell us where he got these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    williamtheday put "facts" in quotes. So I think he is posting weird stories that are said about Presidents. But I wish he would tell us where he got these.
    I know there is a story at George Washington University about an elusive "hippopotamus" that lived in the Potomac River around Mt. Vernon. It is a completely unfounded story but if is fun. As for the others I have no idea.

    I don't even think that Chubby Chadsworth was a real person
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    williamtheday put "facts" in quotes. So I think he is posting weird stories that are said about Presidents. But I wish he would tell us where he got these.
    5 bucks says his uncle sent him those on the Facebook.
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    1. Inspired by Peter Potamous cartoon with Washington. 2) Inspired by pig-biting mad Ed Anger. 3 Victor Buno played Taft in the tv movie about the White House staff; he was also the Egypttologist who periodically became King Tut. 4) Made it up myself. 5) Inspired by one of the Monty Python Papprbak Bok(sic). 6) Thaddeus "Chubby" Chadsworth (1867-1979) is a state of mind... My Aunt Grandma had little to do with this.

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