johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,
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Not as smart as I think I am

Over dinner tonight, S and I tried to name all the US Presidents. Not
in order or anything, just all of their names. We were confident that
there were 43.

This came up because of some story about some British person who could
name all of the monarchs.

We couldn't do it, at least not by the time my after-dinner tea water was boiling.

Brains are funny things. The ones we missed were some of the more memorable:

Buchanan
Hayes
McKinley
Cleveland
Arthur

How could I forget Rutherford P., Chester B., and Grover? Unbelievable.

It's also notable that they are all from the same period.

Oh, and there was one false positive. Madison was not president, nor
is he on the $20. But you knew that. That one was my bad, not
S. Forgive me, I don't see many $20s.
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