Brain Game: Prez Play

Since it's a presidential election year, the Brain Game will offer some related puzzles leading up to the big event in November, including today's Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck!

Of all those who have served as president of the U.S.,
exactly SEVEN of them spent MORE than one full term
in office but FEWER than two full terms.

Name these seven.

Here are the ANSWERS.


CALVIN COOLIDGE (finished Harding's term and was re-elected)
LYNDON B. JOHNSON (finished Kennedy's term and was re-elected)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (served one term and was assassinated during his second)
WILLIAM McKINLEY (served one term and was assassinated during his second)
RICHARD NIXON (served one term and resigned during his second)
THEODORE ROOSEVELT (finished McKinley's term and was re-elected)
HARRY TRUMAN (finished Franklin Roosevelt's 4th term and was re-elected)

Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Wordplay Wednesday.

A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

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