Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Debates Got You Bored? 7 Badass Feats of Strength from Politicians

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5. George Washington - 1st President (1789-1797)

Washington and co. had to go retrieve that piece of slate.
  • Washington and co. had to go retrieve that piece of slate.

In many ways, George Washington was America's first superhero. And like any superhero worth his salt, Washington had some big guns. According to his grandson, our first commander-in-chief once threw a piece of slate over 250 feet, across the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia... just to prove that he could. That's 83 yards.

Sure, on the scale of acts of tremendous heroism, it might've been more impressive for Washington to rescue an 18th Century Wonder Woman from a burning house. But lets not forget here that, in addition to being able to throw a rock a freakish distance, he also founded this country.

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