Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Johnny Appleseed

I had a friend named Gary in undergraduate school who claimed that Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) was one of his great-grandfathers. Gary made me a short sword that I still have, and it's tough enough to split firewood. I don't know if Gary's claim was true, but I've always relied on it in order to brag that I have a sword made by a great-grandson of Johnny Appleseed. Mental Floss has four more tidbits on Johnny Appleseed.