When Abe Lincoln Said Thanks But No Thanks To A Herd Of Elephants (Cool Weird Awesome 229)

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln wrote to the king of Siam, now Thailand, to say thanks, but no thanks, to the king's offer of a herd of elephants. It was a gracious letter, which was appropriate because elephants themselves have lovely manners.

By |2020-02-03T08:54:10-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Abraham Lincoln, Wedding Planner (Cool Weird Awesome 162)

Today in 1800 President John Adams moved into the White House, the first chief executive to live in what was then called the President’s Mansion. One of the house's most adorable stories - though possibly an apocryphal one - is the time in 1862 that Abraham Lincoln supposedly helped a couple elope. Plus: the New England WizardFest gets underway this weekend in Massachusetts. Mischief managed!

By |2019-11-01T06:15:42-04:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Goat Mayor Of Fair Haven, Vermont (Cool Weird Awesome 7)

A leader named Lincoln is aspiring to greatness, and may yet achieve it - if, like Honest Abe, she can clean up the big mess in front of her. She's the new mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont: Lincoln the goat.

I Didn’t Know He Was THAT Tall: Lincoln “Railsplitter” Statue, Springfield, Illinois

And if you look at just his torso, you might think of him as a sort of funky 1970's type - give the man a zodiac-related medallion to wear and he'll get that night fever, he knows how to show it.

By |2013-01-19T10:50:22-05:00January 19th, 2013|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |