Did George Washington Say, “I Cannot Tell a Lie”?

Young George Washington and the Cherry Tree

It’s unlikely anyone ever heard George Washington say, “I cannot tell a lie”. If he did  say it, he was lying. Ironically,  disinformation was Washington’s superpower.  Without his sophisticated intelligence gathering strategies and the seeding of disinformation, it’s very likely that the American Revolution would have failed by 1776. At the time of his death in …

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Was Bulletproof George Washington Protected by Unseen Forces?

During his days as a soldier and general, Bulletproof George Washington looked near certain death in the face on many occasions and always emerged unscathed. This was most obvious at the battles of Monongahela and Princeton. In 1755, Washington fought with British and Colonial forces against French and Native American forces at the Battle of Monongahela. British and …

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What a Temper! The Andrew Jackson Duels

The Duel - Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson

The seventh president the United States had a temper described as volcanic, and the Andrew Jackson duels have become the stuff of legend. By some estimates, Jackson participated in, or challenged men to, as many as one hundred duels. He is the only president know to have killed a man in a duel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuWrR-sQ2Ns Jackson’s …

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Some Strange Facts About US Presidents

Many of us have a strange tales to tell, stories of uncanny coincidences or premonitions. Yet,  US presidents are more likely to find themselves enmeshed in  weird and ironic circumstances. They live anomalous lives and are no strangers to the bizarre. Enjoy our list of strange facts about US presidents. George Washington Was Bulletproof George …

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The Abraham Lincoln Burial Site

While researching the Abraham Lincoln burial site for this post, the first in our ‘Weird Facts: US Presidents’ series, we were astonished by the multiple exhumations and inspections of Abraham Lincoln’s remains subsequent to his burial service in Springfield, Illinois. As the information we gathered seemed to be macabre and exaggerated, we consulted several sources …

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Don’t Mention War!

On February 19th, 2002, during the first stop of his Asian visit, President George W. Bush addressed The Japanese Diet. He appeared to have forgotten World War II when he made the following remarks: “My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a …

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