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East of the Mississippi

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Puzzle ID:#28499
Fun:*** (2.34)
Difficulty:** (1.96)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Jay_Aus****
Corrected By:norcekri

 

 

 



Mark Twain was born and raised in Florida, yet he never traveled east of the Mississippi River until he was 18. How is this possible?


Answer

Mark Twain (aka Samuel L. Clemens) was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30th, 1835. He didn't leave Missouri until 1853 (at the age of 18) to work in New York.
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Comments

sweetmamaAus*
Feb 08, 2006

That was a good one. I thought it was somewhere along the lines of he didn't travel east because he was allready there. Derr.. on my part Nice teaser
sweetmamaAus*
Feb 08, 2006

By the way, congrats on your first teaser! Hope to see more from you
choptlivvaAus*
Feb 08, 2006

Haha!!! You got me! That should have been an easy one to guess!! Good job!
TherulerofthemAca*
Feb 08, 2006

I thought that he never travel the river because he was already past it
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 09, 2006

good one. it helped me learn something new.
xolilangel827oxAit*
Feb 10, 2006

since it was a trick i knew it couldnt be because he was already east of it or w/e, but i still didnt get it! !! great job on your first teaser!!

i learned some thing today !! (that there is a florida mississippi )
RYANMALONEen*
Feb 12, 2006

sorry i didnt appricate this to the full as i live in britain but learnt something
KatelinAus*
Feb 15, 2006

Good one! It was easy for me but it won't be for everyone, so keep up the good work!
fezface***
Feb 24, 2006

that is SO COOL! i didn't know that there was a Florida, Missouri!
thimblenogginus*
Feb 25, 2006


"I was born in Paris (Texas) but I've never been to France." Etc.
ragnarok23*
Mar 25, 2006

also he never actually traveled ACROSS EAST of the mississippi, thats what i thought
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 21, 2006

*cough* This should be in under the Trivia section...
kwelchansAus*
Jun 19, 2006

I agree that this is more trivia than trick, but it kind of fits both categories.
tintiniscoolAus*
Jul 15, 2006

This is a great teaser! I got it, because I heard a chautauqua on Mark Twain, was confused about "Florida, Missouri" then did further research, and understood it! I am glad that my work came to good use!!
reptile5000Aus*
Nov 10, 2006

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reptile5000Aus*
Nov 10, 2006

WAT WAS UP WIT THAT? I DIDNT DO IT!
lukeschettAus*
Feb 10, 2007

Sure you didn't.
batatisAus*
Oct 03, 2007

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ok i did that one on purpose its really fun
mathisnice*us*
Feb 19, 2010

I thought the same as sweetmama.



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