Francis Scott Key
At 34, amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, wrote the words for the National Anthem of the United States.
It was the War of 1812 and the British, like herpes, just kept coming back. Key was involved in a prisoner swap on board
the British ship HMS Tonnant and then forced to stay aboard while the British blew the crap out of Fort McHenry, not
unlike how Princess Leia was forced to watch the destruction of Alderaan by Darth Vader. At dawn though, Key saw the
US flag still waiving proudly and was inspired to write the lines that we now sing every fourth of July. But I guess
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