January 2, 1788

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1788, Georgia became the 4th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Button Gwinnett had heard a rumor that the first six states to ratify the Constitution, their signers would get cake, and cake in 1788 was a big deal. After hurriedly signing the document, Mr. Gwinnett looked around for the cake and even asked Benjamin Franklin where it was. Ben, having heard the same question from the signors of the first three states, yelled at him, ‘There is no cake, there never was any cake, there never will be any cake, you pretentious ass. WHO SAID THERE WILL BE CAKE! THE CAKE IS A LIE! THE CAKE IS A LIE!” Mr. Gwinnett and the other delegates were crestfallen, as they had believed the lie, but they allowed their signatures to stand anyway.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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