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Make My Brown Eyes Blue

History often seems to me like some vast, overgrown garden, chock full of important wisdom and irrelevant factoids. Thanks to a recent post at by Michael Medved, I can share with you some information that is both.
How many U.S. presidents have had brown eyes, you wonder? Well, at least five, and maybe six, depending on the eye color of William Henry Harrison. Since Harrison occupied the White House for the shortest time — only 40 days — his eye color may be of less significance. Though the significance of this factoid is elusive.
Something lurks within it about our Anglo-Saxon roots, perhaps a soupcon of latent racism, and a healthy dose of coincidence. For more, see /