Long ago, a lad at the University of Wisconsin answered a class assignment with the now famous blooper, "Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands." The reality is even sillier: Abraham Lincoln had been dead for thirty years when his birthplace cabin was built! This cabin then journeyed to a world's fair, to Coney Island, and even got commingled with logs purporting to be the birthplace cabin of Jefferson Davis! Nevertheless the National Park Service solemnly tells tourists not to use flash photography, lest they somehow damage the historic logs!
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