He juked. He whirled. He ran and passed for 472 yards. He high-fived the opposing coach. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin may not have won the Heisman Trophy on Thursday night, but he clearly captured the West Virginia caucus. Playing in front of a national TV audience, Boykin and the Horned Frogs soared past the West Virginia Mountaineers 40-10 for their 16th victory in a row.
And now, it seems, Dak Prescott, quarterback and hero of the Dallas Cowboys, has sparked headlines by allegedly automatically autographing a few football trading cards. More recently, former president Barack Obama used a so-called “autopen” to affix his signature on both the Patriot Act extension and the fiscal cliff bill. No less than the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, employed a device that would automatically duplicate his signature on an adjoining document.
Long before there was fake news, there were fake autographs. No less than the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, employed a device that would automatically duplicate his signature on an adjoining document. More recently, President Obama used a so-called “autopen” to affix his signature on both the Patriot Act extension and the fiscal cliff bill.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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