The U.S. has had 45 presidents, most of whom served for at least a full term in office. But back in 1849, David Rice Atchison was the de facto president of our country for roughly a day. Half as Interesting explains how this happened, and why it’s still debated to this day.
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Filmmaker Stephen Vitale and actor Miles Fisher poke fun at the political landscape by declaring none other than Tom Cruise as a candidate for the 2020 US Presidential election. He certainly has more experience saving the world than most people, so why not? Now about that scientology thing…
Netflix’s documentary is about a wildly popular Brazilian TV show host. Wallace Souza claimed he started an anti-crime show to help people. He would go on to parlay his show’s popularity to become a politician. But investigations allege that he was more criminal than savior.
“So when I have The Facebook, do I also have the Internet?” Bad Lip Reading pokes fun at the congressional hearings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, replacing the often uncomfortable and uninformed interrogation with an similarly awkward series of questions and answers.
Harry’s New York Bar isn’t located in the Big Apple – it’s in Paris, France. In business since 1911, it’s not just a wonderful little speakeasy, it’s also held a straw poll every year since 1924, accurately predicting all but two U.S. elections since it started the tradition.
Adam Conover looks at Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico from a completely practical standpoint. This monstrosity would cost us tens of billions, assuming it could actually be built and staffed, and not solve the problem it’s intended to fix.
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