comment t1_e7iowi0 re: TIL that Aaron Burr went broke speculatively buying parcels of land in upstate New York. He did this while living on twenty-six acres in what would become some of downtown NYC’s most prime real estate.
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In the film Anchorman, Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy takes a lady in his car to look out over a sweeping vista of San Diego. While parked, he explains to her: "Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina."

Your reference to the grand mystery behind the Burr-Hamilton Feud as well as their service in the War of 1812 somehow brought it to mind.

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