I can name them all, although i can't swear to the order. Harrison through Lincoln is a bit vague for me, although i don't forget the names. The sequence with Cleveland, Arthur and Harrison is somewhat vague for me, too.
I'd have trouble telling you what I had for breakfast this morning. I'd have trouble naming the starting quarterbacks for all the teams in the NFL...and I watch football all the time. I'd have trouble naming all the teams in the NFL.
Lemme see...George Washington....ahhhh...ahhh...
...nope, cannot do presidents.
Sun 19 Aug, 2012 03:42 pm
I got 36.
One that I forgot I'm embarrassed about.
Three more, I should have known.
Four more are fuzzy memories I wouldn't have thought of if I had some more hours.
I'm sure my sequence is way off - I just looked in wiki and the sequence does jump a bit in the middle.
When I read the topic, I was going to try naming them all. (Actually, I do quite well on Jeopardy! in the President category. But I named Washington to myself...and then actually got hung up. I knew it was Adams/Jefferson or Jefferson/Adams, but I honestly could not come up with an answer I woulda bet the ranch on.
Might be early onset somethingorother...or maybe I have become a moron!
But after faltering at number 2...I did not even try the rest.
Frank, I didn't ask that you name them in order. And it took me a while to come up with the 35.
I mentioned Alzheimer's to one of my doctors. He said he thought I was too young. I said that I always was precocious. Don't be so hard on yourself.
Sun 19 Aug, 2012 04:00 pm
Benjamin Harrison was William Henry's grandson. He was also a minority president who won in the Electoral College. I believe it was Clevland, Arthur, Cleveland--although i'd have to look it up. Benajamin Harrison was in the same era, but i can't place him in order.
Know what you mean. Roosevelt was mine first. No surprise considering how many terms he occupied.
Sun 19 Aug, 2012 09:19 pm
I got to 32 and bogged down a bit. Then I struggled mightily and finally got to 39 out of the 43 different Presidents without looking. My 3 stumpers were Taylor, McKinley, Harding and the other Harrison (forgot there were 2).
I had to write out the letters of the alphabet and see if that could jar my memory, I got 8 more that way.
set, So the Harrisons were related. Glad you got the order right. From my perspective, order shmorder. I couldn't get to 40--in any order.
nextone, I was born during the Truman administration. And I completely forgot about Reagan. Do I have to count him?. OK. I guess I do. That's a lot of presidents.
Ragman, To you brainteaser. To me brain torture. I too struggled mightily. Tried the alphabet. Still couldn't get more than 35. I think counting Cleveland twice is from hunger. I had enough trouble remembering him once. If I hadn't gone to Taft High School, I would have gotten only 34.
hahaha. You cracked me up. I enjoy torturing my brain. However, to remember my latest date's names, I cheat. I only go out with Lindas.
I don't think I said anything about getting the order right. That was someone else.
I had a fair sense of order from 1920 onward, then again first 6 Prez and some sense immediately around Linloln. Messed up in between those clumps.
Mon 20 Aug, 2012 06:19 am
It's too early in the morning to do any of this dangerous mental lifting. Even if I was wide awake in the peak of the day, I couldn't do any of this recollecting and formulating into a long list without actually writing the list down in front of me so I wouldn't get stuck on the occasional repeating of certain answers I'd already given. Plus seeing the names next to each other, it'd help me to remember which president came before and after. Then again, I'm sure I'd have a difficult time getting all of the 19th century presidents. I'd do best on the 20th century ones. Pretty sure of that.