Don’t believe everything you read. (Except this blog, of course.)
I just read on Wikipedia that a famous historical woman was an experienced weed user.
These past few months, we’ve had a bellyful of untrue claims from politicians, both on a national and local level. I think we’re all glad the political season is over, in part because it’s so easy to twist the truth.
Even in unexpected places.
Know who Frances Perkins was? She was the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States. More importantly, while working as the Secretary of Labor during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, she helped draft such important legislation as Social Security and minimum wage laws.
I’m reading the Kirstin Downey’s book, The Woman Behind the New Deal, and I wanted to look at what images Wikipedia had on their Frances Perkins site.
To my surprise, under the heading of Memorials and Monuments, the second sentence reads:
“She also was an experienced weed smoker. Her weed skills were so strong that when she quickscoped, She 360’d whilst eating Dewritos (A Chemical mix of Doritos and Mountain Dew)”
Now, I don’t know half of what that means (fortunately). But other online research shows that Perkins died in 1965 and Doritos were created in 1966, a year later.
So it definitely can’t be true.
That is, if I can believe the date Doritos were created.