When it was announced that George Washington had won the election and had become the first President of the United States, he had no way of getting to his inauguration!
Since Washington was not very wealthy, he asked his neighbor, Thomson Mason, to borrow $600 to get to the inauguration in New York. When Washington became the President in 1789, he refused to accept the salary of $25,000 a year! In his lifetime, Washington also rejected handshakes! He preferred bowing at the waist as a sign of respect.
Don’t worry, the Running W is now illegal. During its use, a wire was attached to a horse’s leg and when pulled taught due to running, would trip the horse and cause it to tumble!
Many horses suffered serious injuries such as broken legs and necks, so it was deemed illegal due to its inhumane uses and consequences.
Examples of the Running W can be seen in classic western films such as “Escort West” and “Outlawed Guns”.
Also titled “A Grass Sandwich”, this film was directed by a man named A. Wise Guy and written by Will She.
Other interesting facts about pornography:
• 35% of all internet downloads are porn-related!
• Every second, 28,258 Internet users are watching porn!
• The average age of when a child first sees porn is 11 years old!
• Every day, 266 new porn sites are created!
In late 1864 or early 1865 (the date is not certain), Booth and Lincoln were waiting for a train in Jersey City, New Jersey. Lincoln fell onto the train tracks from a platform as the train came towards him! Suddenly, someone grabbed him by his collar and was pulled up to safety.
The man who saved him was none other than Edwin Booth, brother of famed assassin, John Wilkes Booth! Booth did not find out the identity of Lincoln until months later when Booth joined the Union Army and was commemorated for his good deed. After his father was murdered, Robert Lincoln was comforted by Edwin Booth!
The first capsule from 1939 is filled with everyday items from the decade including seeds, metals, fabrics, magazines, and cigarettes!
The second one from 1965 included similar items that people thought best encapsulated (no pun intended) the ‘60s. One unique feature of the 1965 capsule is a guest book that all who attended the Westinghouse exhibit in 1964 got to sign. Signers even got a pin that stated their names would be in the capsule for 5000 years!
To read more about the two capsules, click the Source below!