Happy Birthday to my favorite geek, President George Washington.
It tickles me to no end we share the same birthday.
On December 25th, 1776, Washington lead a column of troops across the Delaware and delivered a surprise smack down against foreign troops. Despite his orders not to, a “certain number” of his men got drunk on captured rum. We don’t know what was said on the boat trip back, but I’m willing to be it was funny.
At least to the Continental Army. The one thousand captured Hessians, most likely, did not see the humor in it at all.