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THE SECRET TO PUTTING ON A DUVET COVER

Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch had an inscription inside of it, that he didn’t even know about. A watchmaker was fixing Abe’s pocket watch when the news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached Washington, D.C.

The watchmaker unscrewed the pocket watch and used a sharp instrument to write inside of it.  He wrote

“‘Jonathan Dillon

April 13-1861
Fort Sumpter [sic] was attacked by the rebels on the above date J Dillon
April 13-1861
Washington Thank God we have a government
Jonth Dillon”

Abe Lincoln never knew of this, in fact no one but the watchmaker knew exactly what was written in that watch until 150 years later.

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first thing Snape asks Harry in Potions class is, “Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?”
According to the Victorian Language of Flowers [1], asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘my regrets follow you to the grave,’ and wormwoood means 'absence’ and symbolizes bitter sorrow. The entire question has a hidden meaning of “I bitterly regret Lily’s death.”