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4th Dec '16 11:07:57 AM 20person
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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Old Hroldan Inn is said to be where the famous general (and later DeityOfHumanOrigin) Tiber Septim slept on the night before fighting the battle in which he earned the name Talos Stormcrown. Sleeping in Tiber Septim's bed triggers a SideQuest where you have to retrieve his sword for the ghost of his "sworn brother," who has been waiting for him to return for several hundred years. And because you slept in Tiber Septim's bed, the ghost [[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity is convinced that]] ''you'', the PlayerCharacter, are Tiber Septim (even if you are neither male nor even ''human'').

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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Old Hroldan Inn is said to be where the famous general (and later DeityOfHumanOrigin) Tiber Septim slept on the night before fighting the battle in which he earned the name Talos Stormcrown. Sleeping in Tiber Septim's bed triggers a SideQuest where you have to retrieve his sword for the ghost of his "sworn brother," who has been waiting for him to return for several hundred years. And because you slept in Tiber Septim's bed, bed (and you're also Dragonborn like him), the ghost [[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity is convinced that]] ''you'', the PlayerCharacter, are Tiber Septim (even if you are neither male nor even ''human'').
25th Oct '16 9:28:01 PM ropertroper
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* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', Dick is told that it's said James Madison once stayed at the Stratford Inn. In "No Tigers at the Circus", Dick brings up this fact to people inspecting the inn to see if it qualifies to be a historic landmark, but they inform Dick that Madison couldn't have stayed there because history has shown that he never traveled past north of New York.
8th Aug '16 10:20:46 AM Morgenthaler
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-> "''Abe Lincoln never slept here�but YOU can!''"

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-> "''Abe Lincoln never slept here�but here--but YOU can!''"



* The page quote is from a billboard advertising a hotel in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that parodies the state's tendency to do this with its Lincoln connections by proclaiming, "Abe Lincoln never slept here�but YOU can!"

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* The page quote is from a billboard advertising a hotel in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that parodies the state's tendency to do this with its Lincoln connections by proclaiming, "Abe Lincoln never slept here�but here--but YOU can!"
8th Aug '16 10:19:57 AM Morgenthaler
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-> "''Abe Lincoln never slept hereóbut YOU can!''"

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-> "''Abe Lincoln never slept hereóbut here�but YOU can!''" can!''"



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* In ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'', among the list of George Washington's achievements is "All-time record holder for Most Places Slept."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[TheSimpsonsDidIt did it]] with Jebediah Springfield, on more than one occasion.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In an attempt to convince a historical society that the BigFancyHouse he inherited had $100,000,000 worth of history occur in it (so he could sell it to them as repayment of a debt), Peter tried to fake this trope by scratching "Jesus Was Here" on one wall (and it was dated several years before Christ's birth) and installing an Underground Railroad tunnel (consisting of [[LiteralMinded a toy train set hidden under some floorboards]] -- "Go freedom train! Go!"). [[EpicFail This was a disaster.]] Then it turned out that the house had been a presidential brothel frequented by UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, among others.

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* Happens fairly often in real life, with old inns advertising that a historical figure once stayed there.
* If we expand this to other basic activities by famous figures, you should travel to Israel sometime. They build churches, mosques and shrines on these places, most of which are historically proven to be not where the alleged event happened at all.
* The page quote is from a billboard advertising a hotel in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that parodies the state's tendency to do this with its Lincoln connections by proclaiming, "Abe Lincoln never slept hereóbut YOU can!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[TheSimpsonsDidIt did it]] with Jebediah Springfield, on more than one occasion.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In an attempt to convince a historical society that the BigFancyHouse he inherited had $100,000,000 worth of history occur in it (so he could sell it to them as repayment of a debt), Peter tried to fake this trope by scratching "Jesus Was Here" on one wall (and it was dated several years before Christ's birth) and installing an Underground Railroad tunnel (consisting of [[LiteralMinded a toy train set hidden under some floorboards]] -- "Go freedom train! Go!"). [[EpicFail This was a disaster.]] Then it turned out that the house had been a presidential brothel frequented by UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, among others.

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* Happens fairly often in real life, with old inns advertising that a historical figure once stayed there.
there.
* If we expand this to other basic activities by famous figures, you should travel to Israel sometime. They build churches, mosques and shrines on these places, most of which are historically proven to be not where the alleged event happened at all.
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* The page quote is from a billboard advertising a hotel in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that parodies the state's tendency to do this with its Lincoln connections by proclaiming, "Abe Lincoln never slept hereóbut here�but YOU can!" can!"



* Parodied in the tiny German college town of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCbingen Tübingen]]. [[Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe Goethe]] once stayed there to visit his publisher, and later wrote that he found the town to be horribly dirty, smelly, and generally unpleasant. Just under a second-story window in the middle of the town is a plaque reading "[[VomitIndiscretionShot Goethe puked here]]"

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* Parodied in the tiny German college town of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCbingen Tübingen]]. [[Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe Goethe]] once stayed there to visit his publisher, and later wrote that he found the town to be horribly dirty, smelly, and generally unpleasant. Just under a second-story window in the middle of the town is a plaque reading "[[VomitIndiscretionShot Goethe puked here]]"


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8th Aug '16 9:45:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[AmericaTheBook America (The Book)]]'', among the list of George Washington's achievements is "All-time record holder for Most Places Slept."

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* In ''[[AmericaTheBook America (The Book)]]'', ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'', among the list of George Washington's achievements is "All-time record holder for Most Places Slept."
12th Jun '16 2:21:58 PM eowynjedi
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* A variant occurs in ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' when a mechanic offers to knock down his fee if Roabea and Garrod let him take a picture of himself with their machines. If he can advertise that ''Gundams'' go to him to get serviced, he'll be able to charge his other customers that much more. (It also lets the villainous Frost brothers know that Garrod has been around, though.)
7th Nov '15 10:23:46 AM Jake
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* A chair bearing a special mark that (allegedly) meant that UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte sat on it was a plot point in an episode of ''Series/{{Lovejoy}} ''; the eponymous antiques dealer was quick to point out that half the antique furniture in France had said mark on it somewhere, including a few items made after the man was dead.
9th Sep '15 8:05:14 PM wikkit
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* After the UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar, Prussian general Max Hoffman [[TakeThat got in a dig]] at his former boss, UsefulNotes/PaulVonHindenburg, through one of these:

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* After the UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar, Prussian general Max Hoffman [[TakeThat got in a dig]] at his former boss, UsefulNotes/PaulVonHindenburg, Paul Von Hindenburg, through one of these:
4th Aug '15 8:14:03 AM TastySauce
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-->-- A billboard advertising a hotel on Kentucky's Interstate 65, the "Abraham Lincoln Memorial Expressway"

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7th Jul '15 11:16:43 AM LinTaylor
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In an attempt to convince a historical society that the BigFancyHouse he inherited had $100,000,000 worth of history occur in it (so he could sell it to them as repayment of a debt), Peter scratched a fake "Jesus Was Here" message on one wall and tried to make it look like the Underground Railroad had passed through it ("Go freedom [[LiteralMinded train!]] Go!"). [[EpicFail This was a disaster.]] Then it turned out that the house had been a presidential brothel frequented by UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, among others.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In an attempt to convince a historical society that the BigFancyHouse he inherited had $100,000,000 worth of history occur in it (so he could sell it to them as repayment of a debt), Peter scratched a tried to fake this trope by scratching "Jesus Was Here" message on one wall (and it was dated several years before Christ's birth) and tried to make it look like the installing an Underground Railroad had passed through it ("Go freedom tunnel (consisting of [[LiteralMinded train!]] a toy train set hidden under some floorboards]] -- "Go freedom train! Go!"). [[EpicFail This was a disaster.]] Then it turned out that the house had been a presidential brothel frequented by UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, among others.
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