Anyway, following links from a completely unrelated subject in rantidote (Johnny Cash) comes this bit of trivia:
Since the death of Ronald Reagan on June 5, 2004, Ford has been the oldest living former President. He is one of two U.S. Presidents to live to the age of 93 years, and the second longest-lived President. On November 12, 2006, he will become the longest living U.S. President of all time, surpassing Ronald Reagan. Although one might presume Ford would attain this status on November 11, if total days are counted Ford will actually pass Reagan only on November 12 because Reagan had one more leap year -- 1912 -- in his lifetime than Ford has had). (stolen, cut & pasted from: Wiki)
I'm so uninterested in actually doing my work this morning, I am "wasting" my first ever Snopes post on this.
So, is this a matter of international newsworthiness - and will reports include the extra leap year???
(editted because my link didn't work)
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If you look at my profile, you will see that I am sort of partial to trivia, so I found your post very entertaining.
To answer your question... no - this is not newsworthy. In fact you and I are probably the only two who will even post on the subject. Especially since I am an unrepentant threadkiller... even if this was the most exciting post ever, no one would see it now...
Is it newsworthy? When you compare it things happening around the world, NO. But it does give us a break from tragedy. It also gives trivia buffs a chance to go "Ah. Hmmm."
quote:Originally posted by Al-luring White Canvas: Just to prove who's the best thread killer around, here I am!
No, I am! (insert maniacal laughter)
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