Abraham Lincoln joined Earth 206 years ago today (February 12). Do you know five facts about him? How about the three that are real here?

Abraham Lincoln // 3 Facts, 2 Fake Facts

1 | He held a patent on something pertaining to water.

2 | Lincoln’s strength made him one of the top wrestlers in the state of Illinois.

3 | When introduced on January 1, 1863, his Emancipation Proclamation resulted in U.S. slave owners freeing anyone in servitude.

4 | A famed animal lover, Lincoln established the first presidential turkey pardon in 1866.

5 | According to Kevin K., of Wilkes Barre, PA, Abraham Lincoln tomatoes contain just the right amount of acid for his taste.

“Not bad: I got 4 out of 5 of these.”

Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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