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A 96 year old man remembers Lincoln’s assassination.

25 Aug

The video is fascinating for a number of reasons. We have a tendency to remember unexpected emotionally charged events, a phenomenon called flashbulb memory, and a number of studies have been made of people’s memory of the JFK’s assassination and 9-11.  However, these memories are not always trustworthy. 

The video is also a look into the world of 1950s games shows, where it was thought appropriate to give a gift of tobacco to a 96 year old man.

Hat tip to BoingBoing.

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