Trivial Links: The first (of likely many) presidential themed links.

History Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise

  • Quick – name the writer who originally penned the most cliche line in literary history? Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton is correct (as in “It was a dark and stormy night”). Apparently there is an award in his honor for the most over the top opening sentence to a fake novel.
  • Finally, Phelps could go down as the greatest Olympian of all time in the next few weeks but so what. His event is mild in the grand scheme of possible Olympic events.

(Links today from USAToday’s Pop Candy, and the LA Times Online)

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