Friday, October 23, 2009

I Suspect Nepotism

A seventh-grader in California and her grandfather have created the "first known Family Tree chart in history" showing that almost all of the US presidents are related.

BridgeAnne d'Avignon, who attends Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville, traced that Obama, and all other U.S. presidents except Martin Van Buren, are related to John "Lackland" Plantagenet, a king of England and signer of the Magna Carta. [Link, via geneally's Twitter feed]
In BridgeAnne's defense, she failed to find a link between Van Buren and his colleagues only because the Dutch are lousy at concocting dubious royal lineages.

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