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18 Things "The West Wing" Got Wrong

For a show that prides itself in its smug intellectualism, "The West Wing" sure did get a lot of facts wrong. Next time you're watching on Netflix, keep these flubs on hand to look smart in front of your friends.

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3. The seal was redesigned in 1945 to point to its right and the olive branch. Prior to that, the eagle pointed to its left, and the arrows. The reason for the change was that in heraldry, left pointing items were considered dishonorable.

4. The only geographic qualification is that bourbon is made in the United States, not any specific state. There are 8 non-geographic criteria for something to qualify as bourbon, including recipe ratios, the barrel, and aging.

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18. The drafters of the Constitution that President Bartlet lists originally chose March 4th for Inauguration Day. It was changed to January 20th by the 22nd Amendment which was ratified January 23, 1933.

All flubs and goofs are from imdb.com.