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Amazing facts about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

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.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the WhiteHouse.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners 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 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born 1939

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat !

Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”
Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by “Ford.”

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here’s the “kicker”:

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater.

Strange Yet True Facts

:- A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.

:- A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.

:- A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

:- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

:- The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

:- A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

:- A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods. Try it!

:- A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.

:- George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

:- A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

:- Every person has a unique tongue print.

:- Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

:- On an average, 12 newborns are given to the wrong parents daily.

:- Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate effects a dogs heart and nervous system, a few ounces enough to kill a small sized dog.

:- Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton. Before the 1950’s, it was made from the stem and leaves of a marijuana plant.

:- Most lipstick contains fish scales.

:- Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

:- Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

:- Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

:- Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

:- The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

:- Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’, because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

:- There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

:- There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

:- Leonardo Da Vinci took 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

:- Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves.

:- Bubble gum contains rubber.

:- Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

:- Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

:- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

:- Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.