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An anecdote is a short story, narrative or parable often used in speeches, essays, toasts, books, articles and other written or spoken products. Anecdotes are often funny, inspiring, interesting, surprising, ironic, humorous and may teach a lesson, be biographical or cause reflection. Funny or interesting anecdotes can help make your speeches or writing better, especially when used in conclusions, introductions or to prove a point. We hope our anecdotes will help you in your speeches and writing.

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Presidential poultry

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace were invited to visit an important poultry farm and since farmers were an important constituent, they gracefully accepted. As they toured the farm, they saw coop after coop filled with fat, healthy chickens and their many chicks. However, there were very few roosters in comparison to all the hens.

Mrs. Coolidge noticed this ans asked the farmer how it was possible for the chickens to produce so many chicks with so few roosters to mate with. The farmer explained that each one of the roosters mated dozens of times each day. Snickering, the first lady said, "Tell that to Mr. Coolidge."

Not missing a beat, President Coolidge asked the the farmer, "Does each rooster service the same hen each time?" "No," replied the farmer, "there are many hens for each rooster."

The president looked at his wife then nudged the farmer.

"Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."


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