I read this in the paper yesterday and thought it was quite extraordinary. Naturally I lost the paper, so the info I'm providing sadly isn't as detailed as it could/should be.
Anyway, yesterdays paper were doing a special on curses, and one of these was put out by a native American, who cursed the president of the US. It was said that ever since the curse was put out (I believe sometime towards the end of the 19th century) Presidents of the US would die before they finished their term, and this would happen around every 20 years. And it seemed to be true as well!
Lincoln fitted into this group of presidents. As did Roosevelt (passed away in the mid 40s) and Kennedy (shot in the 60s).
Like I said, I don't have the newspaper who published this, but they had a complete list of presidents who, separated by roughly 20 years, all passed away before they finished their term.
It wasn't until Reagan survived the assassination attempt in the 80s, that the line was broken.
Obviously there is a clear pattern here. Coincidence some might say. A result of the curse others say.
So... now that the line was broken, does that mean the curse is lifted? Or is it possible today's president won't finish his 2nd term?
Makes you think...
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"