Previous President? Or Next President?Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.
They call me the Fathead. I attribute it to a typographical error whereby I lost the C in my nickname; it should have been "Facthead". But it stuck.
Anyway, a friend of mine asked for my help once in the spring of 2007, knowing about my head of facts. I told him what a nice day it was, and he said:
"Yeah, whatever. You recognize this guy here?" At which point my friend indicated a picture of a President of the United States. It took me a moment.
"Yeah, I know that one. What about him?"
"Well, who came before him as President? No, I meant after him. No, wait, before--"
"Actually, it doesn't matter what you meant, because the answer is the same no matter what." And I told him the answer, and it was true, and he remembered it well.
What was my answer?
HintWhy would the answer be the same no matter what? Remember that each President can serve two terms, and note that what I'm talking about happened with only one President.
AnswerGrover Cleveland. He was the 22nd and 24th President, and both succeeded and preceded President Benjamin Harrison, who was pictured in my friend's text. That was why it didn't matter which my friend meant.
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