“I mean, yeah.”
Boston Corbett, when asked “like, are you crazy, or?”
So, let’s talk about history, shall we? American history, naturally, because that’s the best kind, and all you “our church was made in 1103, and our beer has been brewed for a thousand years” European ninnys can hand us the beer, sure, but otherwise shut your damn mouths. American history is great, largely because, and we can’t believe how this gets glossed over in our Social Studies books in elementary school, but it is deeply weird a lot of the time. Like, we once had a president die because he drank a bunch of milk and ate too many cherries. Died! A real honest-to-God Commander-in-Chief died doing an impression of someone who plays Pac Man but keeps wanting to be able to eat the ghosts.
So the point is, American history is awesome, and entertaining, and deeply, deeply weird, and we at America Fun Fact of the Day embrace that, because it means that every day we can come across something we didn’t know that suddenly becomes our new favorite fact.
For example, Boston Corbett, the man who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, was a self-castrated soldier driven mad by mercury poison. Let’s talk about that motherfucker, right? Okay then!
Boston Corbett: The (Insane) Killer Of John Wilkes Booth