Lies About The Presidents

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rutherford B. Hayes

Comic book writer Stan Lee based his 'Spider-Man' story on the life of Rutherford B. Hayes. In the case of President Hayes however, it was not a spider-bite on the hand, but instead a rabid armadillo that nibbled on his calf; within a few days, the teenage Rutherford would instinctively deploy nine levels of boney plating when threatened.

Despite his rise to the presidential office Hayes was largely ineffectual as a national leader, due to his insistance on yelling his so-called battle-cry (Dillo!) during official government sessions. Hayes' vice-president (coincidentally named Stan Lee) was dubbed by Hayes: "Anteater Boy", (Hayes believing Lee to be his 'faithful sidekick').

By 1848 Hayes was forced from office after he became convinced that the Prussian Ambassador was his arch-nemesis, "The Falconer".


Blogger wolfBoy said...

ha ha ha...

this is some truly silly funny stuff.

i am wolfboy, from distant canada, and i'll have you know that it was canadian (not moroccan) troops who roasted hot dogs on the white house in 1812-ish.

though it would be very typically canadian of us to include morocco in our plans for world domination, since we are, first and foremost, a polite people.

May 16, 2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger orange anubis said...

i would love some armadillo superpowers to get me through the day sometimes.

you have the most rewarding hyperlinks i've ever clicked on!

May 17, 2006 3:29 AM  
Blogger Jemima said...

I found this rather informative; many thanks, sir.

May 17, 2006 10:04 AM  

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