President Theodore Roosevelt is the only president confirmed to have had a tattoo.
Rumors abound that Franklin D. Roosevelt, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Dwight D. Eisenhower also sported body art, but none of those rumors were ever substantiated.
Theodore Roosevelt, famously known as the Rough Rider, bore a tattoo image of his family crest across his chest.
The Girl Responsible for History’s Most Famous Beard
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most-recognized figures in history. If you ask anyone to describe him, inevitably you will hear that he was tall, wore a stovepipe hat, and had a beard. Of those, the beard is the one that seems the most memorable. The beard for which he would be remembered did not…Keep reading
Andrew Carnegie and Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Effort to Simplify Spelling
Wy duz English hav such weerd spelling? Sum words uze silent letters. Others use dubel letters inconsistently for ekwal sounds, such as “blizzard” and “lizard.” Wat if we cud mak it eezy? What you just read may appear to be the illegible scratching of a second-rate second-grade student. It wasn’t that long ago, however, that…Keep reading
The Crazy Plan to Raise Hippos for Food in the USA
EDITOR’S NOTE: Special thanks to the office of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (4th District, Missouri) for providing the legislative history on the American Hippo Bill. Who doesn’t enjoy a good ol’ slab of hippo bacon? What could be better than a Sunday slow-cooker hippo roast? Isn’t your mouth watering right now for some charcoal-roasted hippo steaks?…Keep reading
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