Wednesday, April 29, 2009

{take that!}

trays by ibride
Have a history teacher explain this if he/she can.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southeners.
Both were succeeded by Southeners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Lincoln was shot at the theatre named 'Kennedy'.
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln'.
Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe. *This one is not true, I guess, but pretty cool if most of this stuff is true.*
Abraham Lincoln struggled with bouts of depression and used humor as therapy. His ability to laugh at himself was revealed during a political debate in which his opponent called him "two-faced". Lincoln replied, "I leave it to my audience. If I had another face, do you think I'd wear this one?"
To be big, you shouldn't belittle.
Some time ago I was a passanger on an airplane that was coming in for a landing. As we neared the airport, the other passangers and I started to realize that we were traveling much faster than normal. I could feel the anxiety level in the plane start to rise. Suddenly the airplane hit the ground with great force and then began taxiing down the runaway. Shaken, we passangers sat in stunned silence until the captain's voice came over the sound system: "Take that, you bad, bad runaway!" We all erupted in laughter. With a humorous viewpoint and a shared laugh, an uncomfortable situation had become bearable."
(Brad Wilcox, Ensign, March 2000, page 27)


  1. tama oli hyva. Taytyykin heittaa tyttaren historian opettajalle..voi, olla etta menee hiukkavaikeaksi :)

    Laitoin blogiini isbn numeron, jolla voit kirjaa etsia.Kun kerkiat kay kurkkaamassa.

  2. Hmm, ainakin yksi fakta on väärä, Marilyn kuoli 1962 ja Kennedy 1963 joten JFK ei voinut olla Marilynin kanssa viikko ennen kuolemaansa. :)

  3. pikkujutut: Joo aion etsia sen kirjan kasiini kunhan vaan ennatan. Juuri ollut mielessani etta haluaisin virkata jonkinlaisen kivan korun.

    mamarazzi: No itsekin ajattelin etta onkohan noi faktat taysin oikein. Mutta aika janna juttu jos edes suurin osa on.


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