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I'm sure Abraham Lincoln was a very wise man, but

if the halyard should be long enough to reach the ground, wouldn't the required length vary according to water depth?

I guess I'll never be smart enough to be president.

I think I'll just go see a show....

Originally Posted by Giulietta View Post
One day a man asked Abraham Lincoln how long a man's legs should be.

Abraham Lincoln answered:

"Long enough to reach the distance between his body and the floor".

And that pretty much answers your question

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