Wiki Wormhole: In 1979, Jimmy Carter was attacked by a giant swimming rabbit

With more than 4.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or researching your NC-17-rated dramatization of the first human penis transplant (yes, that really happened, and the Wikipedia page includes discussion of a laboratory-grown rabbit penis). We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,747,110-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Jimmy Carter’s rabbit incident

What it’s about: A pivotal moment in American history took place on April 20, 1979, when our 39th president was on a fishing trip near his hometown of Plains, Georgia, and was attacked by an oversized, swimming rabbit. Months after the fact, the White House press secretary mentioned the incident. It’s been part of presidential lore ever since.

Strangest fact: How about, “Jimmy Carter was attacked by a giant swimming rabbit”? When Carter returned …

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