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The Best Responses To Brian Williams' "Misremembering" Iraq

What other historic moments might Brian Williams have misremembered?!?

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NBC News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday to having made up a story about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq.

Turns out Williams wasn't actually in the helicopter at all, and he said that after a decade of recounting the story, he actually "misremembered" what happened.

That, in turn, prompted many on the internet to speculate about other moments — historical, fictional, etc. — that Williams might also misremember being at:

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Brian Williams says that long ago he, too, wrote a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Greg Mitchell@GregMitchFollow

Brian Williams says that long ago he, too, wrote a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird."

4:43 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"No question. That bush looked like it was burning." #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Mark O. Van Wagoner@VanWagonerFollow

"No question. That bush looked like it was burning." #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:17 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then I screamed at the balrog, "you shall not pass!" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Mr. Plinky@mr_plinkyFollow

And then I screamed at the balrog, "you shall not pass!" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:54 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then NBC's Brian Williams was captured and built and IronMan suit in a cave from a box of scraps !

Kaypea715@kaypea715Follow

Then NBC's Brian Williams was captured and built and IronMan suit in a cave from a box of scraps !

4:02 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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*Bradley Cooper played me in American Sniper* #BrianWilliamsMemories #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Jeff Hoover@Jeffhoover17Follow

*Bradley Cooper played me in American Sniper* #BrianWilliamsMemories #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:53 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, there I was, crossing the Delaware... #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Charles @EmabulatorFollow

So, there I was, crossing the Delaware...

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers

7:57 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

We only numbered 300 as we fought for our lives. We held the pass for three days. That was all we could muster. #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Trent@tmarsh83Follow

We only numbered 300 as we fought for our lives. We held the pass for three days. That was all we could muster.

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:36 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So he turns to Chaucer and says, "What if you write that story, but like, *not* in poem form?" #ThereIWasWithBrianWilliams

Claudia M. Edenfield@TheClaudacityFollow

So he turns to Chaucer and says, "What if you write that story, but like, *not* in poem form?" #ThereIWasWithBrianWilliams

3:09 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers I count myself lucky that the tank in Tiananmen Square didn't leave any physical scars. The mental ones, well...

NancyBellicec@Nancy_BellicecFollow

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers I count myself lucky that the tank in Tiananmen Square didn't leave any physical scars. The mental ones, well...

4:36 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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As Emperor Palpatine was about to finish off Luke,I threw the Emperor down a shaft & brought balance to the Force #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Zadok Forgeron@The_J_TeamFollow

As Emperor Palpatine was about to finish off Luke,I threw the Emperor down a shaft & brought balance to the Force

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers

5:17 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Damn, those tablets were heavy!" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Serr8d@serr8dFollow

"Damn, those tablets were heavy!"

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers

11:03 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The @Seahawks handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch and won @SuperBowl 49. #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Justin Satzman @jsatz23Follow

The @Seahawks handed the ball to Marshawn Lynch and won @SuperBowl 49. #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:54 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#BrianWilliamsMemories trying to keep that bus above 55 mph was the hardest thing I've ever done.

Kurt Richards@IAmKurtacusFollow

#BrianWilliamsMemories trying to keep that bus above 55 mph was the hardest thing I've ever done.

3:11 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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"I said to #JohnHancock, 'sign your name as large as you want, you're making history here.'" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Daniel JG@HellBlazeRaiserFollow

"I said to #JohnHancock, 'sign your name as large as you want, you're making history here.'"

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:53 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"That one live shot I did from the moon" #BrianWilliamsMemories

Greg Dutra@DutraWeatherFollow

"That one live shot I did from the moon" #BrianWilliamsMemories

5:04 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Then I told Al Gore we should name it the internet" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

Chris Pavlik@chipavlikFollow

"Then I told Al Gore we should name it the internet" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:50 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then I invented beer! #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

suecee@suzyspeaksthetrFollow

And then I invented beer! #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

4:29 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

riding shotgun with O.J. #BrianWilliamsMemories

Calhoun@linkcalhounFollow

riding shotgun with O.J. #BrianWilliamsMemories

9:02 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Like a doll's eyes." #BrianWilliamsMisremembers his service on the USS Indianapolis

Daniel Knauf@Daniel_KnaufFollow

"And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Like a doll's eyes." #BrianWilliamsMisremembers his service on the USS Indianapolis

9:17 AM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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