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Abraham Lincoln And George Clooney Are Related!

Submitted by on November 1, 2012 – 9:12 am Comments

Now here’s a piece of news that will surely have you yelling ‘what the hell’. Our friends at Ancestry .com have discovered that Abraham Lincoln and George Clooney are related, albeit distantly. The finding came recently as Ancestry.com researchers were tracing the president’s lineage in celebration of the upcoming film, Lincoln. “We noticed there were similarities between the names and places of Abraham Lincoln’s tree and George Clooney’s tree,” Ancestry.com’s Michelle Ercanbrack was quoted as saying. “They both have deep roots in Kentucky, so once we honed in on that we were able to find a connection between the two” she added.

While they are at it, probably they should also give it a try and see if Col Sanders of KFC is related to Clooney, and yes that was meant to be a joke. It’s amazing the facts that the guys at Ancenstry come up with. Turns out, Lincoln is related to Clooney via his maternal grandmother Lucy Hanks, and this time it’s not a joke but a fact that, the Hanks surname means Lincoln was also related to Tom Hanks. In fact, Hanks a Democrat, is also descended from the family of Lincoln’s mother.

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Coming back to Clooney, marriages and births make Clooney the president’s half-first cousin five times removed. So we have two top Hollywood starts who are related to the great President and also might be related to each other, if that doesn’t have you yelling ‘what the hell’ in amazement, nothing will.

Ercanbrack on her part goes on to make a compelling argument as far as Clooney and Lincoln are concerned and was quoted as saying “Maybe they’re not two men you’d originally put together, but we’ve found some interesting similarities. They’re both human rights advocates. … Both are excellent writers. … And obviously both have the talent of being able to grow a really great beard”. The only thing left to do for Clooney to seal the deal is for him to run for the President’s office in the future; after all he has the genes to make it.  Clooney on his part isn’t aware of this revelation. The question is, would he yell ‘what the hell’ when he hears it?

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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