Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
One of these things is false:
--Martin Van Buren was the first President born an American citizen (all of his predecessors were born British subjects, before the Declaration of Independence).
--One of his nicknames was "The Little Magician".
--He was the first U.S. President not of British descent (his ancestors were Dutch).
--His great-grandfather was a Dutch fairy elf (known in Denmark as a "nisse"), from whom Van Buren inherited his terrible temper and insatiable appetite for porridge.