Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Important Presidential Fact #1

In honour of the large number of Americans getting out today to vote in what seems to be a promisingly one-sided election, I'd like to bring your attention to this compelling presidential fact that I just learned right now:

You would think that 27th President of the United States William Howard Taft would have been happy to have an entire town named after him, and indeed that's what happened during the 1920s when a California municipality declared itself to be called Taft in his honour. He may have been less pleased, however, to discover that the town was formerly named Moron. Moron is today known for its annual "Oildorado" oil festival, which features the election of an "Oildorado Queen" and contests of skill at such pursuits as backhoe operation and beard-growing. Other town achievements include a nation-leading consumption of methampthetamines.

Also, here's a bonus "fact": legend has it that the corpulent President Taft once became wedged in the White House bathtub, requiring six attendants and a tub of butter to get free. Hilarious if real. Wikipedia lists this as God's honest truth but fails to provide a citation, much to my annoyance.

Anyone else out there got any Important Presidential Facts that need sharing? This sort of thing is of vital interest to the voting public.

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