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    nope heard it before i think it was during 20s he was president hang on ill check

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    In late November 1926, a live animal sent by one Vinnie Joyce of Nitta Yuma, Mississippi, arrived at the White House to be slaughtered and served up for that year’s Thanksgiving dinner. President Calvin Coolidge, however, became smitten by the beast and instead granted it a pardon. The lucky creature was no turkey, though, but a raccoon.

    While raccoon might seem an odd menu choice to grace the White House dinner table these days, the Washington Evening Star thought the strange part of the story was that the president didn’t want to chow down on the woodland critter. Declaring raccoon meat less fatty than possum, the newspaper then invoked the culinary cliché that the ring-tailed animal tasted like—wait for it—chicken,

    The earliest known documentation of the phrase "Tastes like chicken" is in The Log of Christopher Columbus, describing the first time he and his group tried eating a serpent. "The people eat them and the meat is white and tastes like chicken
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    Quote Originally Posted by doobrysnatcher View Post
    nope heard it before i think it was during 20s he was president hang on ill check

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    In late November 1926, a live animal sent by one Vinnie Joyce of Nitta Yuma, Mississippi, arrived at the White House to be slaughtered and served up for that year’s Thanksgiving dinner. President Calvin Coolidge, however, became smitten by the beast and instead granted it a pardon. The lucky creature was no turkey, though, but a raccoon.

    While raccoon might seem an odd menu choice to grace the White House dinner table these days, the Washington Evening Star thought the strange part of the story was that the president didn’t want to chow down on the woodland critter. Declaring raccoon meat less fatty than possum, the newspaper then invoked the culinary cliché that the ring-tailed animal tasted like—wait for it—chicken,
    Do you reckon they had rabies in the 20's?

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    go check and you can enlighten us all

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    Quote Originally Posted by doobrysnatcher View Post
    go check and you can enlighten us all
    It says Calvin Coolidge was the first American to avoid contracting rabies from infected meat, causing a population explosion in Mississipi which had formerly had a a very high death rate due to eating racoons.

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    No. Rabies is a virus transmitted through an open wound on the skin, usually a bite or scratch. 95% of human deaths from rabies occur in Asia; 90% of deaths are from infected dogs, the remainder usually from bats.
    DISSCLAIMER
    DO NOT HANDLE OR APPROACH ANY ANIMAL THAT MAY BE INFECTED WITH RABIES
    Once a person shows symptoms of rabies, it is almost always fatal. Don't take the chance, if you know an animal had rabies, don't eat it, don't touch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Never heard of him, you know more about presidential history than the current president.
    Well, he didn't say much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Well, he didn't say much.
    Known as, « Old stone face »
    20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon.

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    The say he was a cool dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermontdrifter View Post
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    heres a few more stoneface presidents
    The Mount Rushmore National Park is a national park in South Dakota that features giant sculptures of four presidents. The sculptures are carved into the side of a granite mountain. The sculptures are of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The idea for the sculpture began in 1923 as a way to encourage tourism to South Dakota. The sculptor selected to design and create it was Gutzon Borglum, who had created another mountain sculpture in Georgia. The U.S. Congress approved the project in 1925. Borglum began working on the sculpture with 400 workers in 1927. They used dynamite to blast away portions of the granite rock. By the time the project ended, over 400,000 tons of rock had been removed. The carvings of each president are about 60 feet high. George Washington’s face was completed first in 1934. Thomas Jefferson had been planned to go on Washington’s right, but the rock on that side was not right for carving. Borglum had that part removed and put Jefferson on Washington’s left. The face of Jefferson was completed in 1936. In 1937 Abraham Lincoln’s face was complete, followed by Theodore Roosevelt’s face in 1939. Gutzon Borglum died in 1941, and his son Lincoln Borglum took over the project. The original idea was to have the president’s featured from head to waist. However the project ran out of money and the carving project stopped in 1941. Today Mount Rushmore is South Dakota’ most popular attraction for tourists. Over two million people visit the park each year to look upon the colossal statutes of the presidents.
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    There was 5th president to go on but was left out for some reason.

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