It wasn’t Woodward & Bernstein. It was Panda and…Panda #2.
#8. Various World Leaders Fall to the “Two Pandas” Curse, All at the Same Time
In 1976, the BBC ran a documentary called Very Important Pandas that pointed out this bizarre and quite frankly ridiculous coincidence. It starts with Richard Nixon, who was given two giant pandas by the Republic of China during a visit, because they didn’t have time to buy him a box of chocolates and that was the first thing they found in the pantry. That was in 1972 – Nixon Watergated his way out of the U.S. presidency two years later.