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The National Park Service website says that Grant's Tomb does, in fact, contain the bodies of President and Mrs. Grant. Why the mix-up? Well, the old joke is "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?" and the answer is "no one." Grant's tomb is a mausoleum (North America's largest, 150 feet high), which means that the bodies are contained above ground. In order to be buried, you have to rest underneath Mother Earth herself. So, nobody's buried in Grant's Tomb, but the remains of the Grants are there anyway. Ain't America grand?

http://www.nps.gov/gegr/

When he hosted the game show You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx refused to let contestants go home empty handed. Those who competed and managed to get nothing right were asked the consolation question: "Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?" Thus, even the stupid went home with money in their pockets.

The full answer: General Ulysses S. Grant, his wife, and his horse.

You needed at least 2 out of 3 to be considered correct, at least on some pickier quiz shows of the black and white television era.

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