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The Rest of the Story

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#41500
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:** (1.97)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:Hrsemn4Aus****mod

 

 

 



Inspired by Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story".

President Andrew Jackson had passed away at his Hermitage home. He was very well thought of in his time, so naturally, thousands of mourners came to pay their respects.

In that day and age, social manners were of utmost importance. Few occasions would demand the level of dignity and social grace as a funeral. And surely, no funeral would demand as much respect as that of Andrew Jackson.

Yet despite the solemnity of the proceedings, one mourner dared to upset the service with a string of profanities. The culprit was quickly identified as Andrew Jackson's dear friend, Poll. Old Poll, as he was often called, entered the parlor where Jackson's body was laid out and immediately let loose a string of obscenities that would have made a seasoned military man blush.

Despite the nature of the event and the high social standards of the time, no man was asked to leave the service, nor was any man removed by force.

Rest assured that anyone who would disrupt such an event with such a blatant disregard for manners would certainly have been promptly ousted, no matter the offender in question.

How can you explain this conundrum?


Hint

Are humans the only ones capable of such obscenities?
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Comments

AmmeAus*
Apr 15, 2008

Man, that bird has baaaad timeing!
Dontrelle*
Apr 25, 2008

Until I seen the hint I was clueless. Then when I read it I though "Poll" sounds like a parrot, and I got it!
(user deleted)
Aug 07, 2008

you guys are idiots this websites is just so geekishly funny to me u guys are such nerds
Hrsemn4Aus*
Aug 07, 2008

Yup, nerdy and proud! Thanx!
IliteAnz*
Jan 26, 2009

Fun riddle! Only, for me, the hint gave it away in a way.
PaladinAus*
Jul 17, 2009

I got this one without the hint... as soon as I saw Poll, I thought of a parrot. Good teaser.
MusiK*
Jan 18, 2010

haha I wonder how the parrot learned those words xD



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