History + science = awesome

by Shana on Jul. 05th, 2010

High-tech imaging techniques have revealed an edit made in the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson likely made the edit as he wrote, smudging the original word "subjects" out with his finger and writing "citizens" over it.

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JGordon says:

I'm pretty sure that there was a line in there about King George "smelling of the worst eggs" too, and several instances of the phrase "oh, snap!"

Jefferson, clever guy that he was, should have known to write a fake word over the error, and then erase both of them

posted on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 12:00pm

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