One has a bill on his face; the other has his face on a bill!
The Battle of Bonkers Hill. (That's Bunker Hill to the right.)
Because they lived in colonies.
A revolutionary warthog!
Because the horse was too heavy to carry!
Okay, these were pretty lame. How's this one from the same source.
Mason Locke Weems. While we're at this, President Washington did not have wooden teeth:
He had false teeth, but they were not made of wood. As a matter of fact, the materials used in his false teeth were probably more uncomfortable than wood. In one set of teeth, his dentist, Dr. John Greenwood, used a cow’s tooth, one of Washington’s teeth, hippopotamus ivory, metal and springs. They fit poorly and distorted the shape of his mouth.
Also too, Washington never threw a silver dollar across the Potomac (for two reasons: there were no silver dollars then and this river is about a mile across) and never did wear a wig.
Incidentally, Lincoln was called "Honest Abe" because he was an honest country store manager and lawyer, perhaps unusual in his day...and maybe, to some degree, even today. And he was born in a log cabin (in Kentucky), became a lawyer just by teaching himself the law, did not hunt or fish (aversion to killing animals) and was truly against the concept of slavery.
- Remember that time is money.
- A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do.
- Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Fish and visitors smell in three days.
- Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
- God helps them that help themselves.
- Haste makes waste.
- Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
- It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
- Little strokes fell great oaks.
- Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
- Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Well done is better than well said.
- In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
- There never was a good war nor a bad peace.
- Never contradict anybody.
I could learn a few things from Benjamin Franklin, and so can you.