Eighth president Martin Van Buren had a secret. Nobody knew that mild-mannered Martin Van Buren was the secret identity of the great 1800s superhero, Somewhat Remarkable Gentleman, who could leap a two-story building in a single bound, was stronger than a horse-and-buggy and faster than a speeding covered wagon. He spent his entire presidency defeating his evil arch-nemesis, Nathaniel Hawthorne (known as “The Scarlet A”).
Here are a few facts you need to know about Martin Van Buren before this year’s VanBurenCon:
- By flying against the rotation of the Earth, he could make his sideburns run backwards.
- Van Buren’s Secretary of the Navy: Aquaman.
- Van Buren signed into law a ban on all sales and possession of kryptonite. Interstate delivery of kryptonite was punishable by death.
- Soon, you’ll be able to see trailers for the upcoming Somewhat Remarkable Gentleman movie, starring Johnny Depp as Martin Van Buren.