Who's buried in Grant's tomb? (1964)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Thu Apr 12 23:11:26 UTC 2001

This isn't meant as an early cite, right?  Because it was a favorite
question Groucho Marx used on his TV quiz show "You Bet Your Life."  I
don't know what specific years the show ran, but it was sometime in the
50s.  (I think the Plymouths in the commercials were even pre-tailfin.)
Groucho used it as a bonus or gift question after a contestant had
successfully answered a number of real ones.  I assume he didn't make it
up, though I suppose he might have.

Peter Mc.

--On Thursday, April 12, 2001 6:53 PM +0000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Not Grant.  He's above the ground--not buried.  Gotcha!
>    Who started the question (also, "Where is Grant buried?")?
>    The question is one of five in an ad for GOOD HOUSEKEEPING in the NEW
>    YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 27 May 1964, pg. 44, col. 2:

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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