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Watch Ben Carson's Actually Funny Joke About Polygamy

"Now everybody knows that they don't do that in Utah anymore, right?"

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson managed to find humor in a sad story from his past.

Telling the story of his parents' divorce to the crowd at a 2010 Martin Luther King luncheon in Peoria, Illinois, Carson cracked a joke about his mother discovering that his father had a second wife and family.

"Years later she discovered he was a bigamist. Had another family. I remember telling that story at a gradation at the University of Utah. Nobody thought it was that strange."

"See that! I offended somebody," Carson said. "Now everybody knows that they don't do that in Utah anymore, right?"

"Now it's Texas."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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