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16 Things You Should Know About Rachel Maddow

This is not an April Fools' Day joke, it's her birthday and she really turns the big 4-1 today. Perfect excuse to get some more Maddow knowledge in your life.

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1. As a freshman at Stanford she was outed by the college newspaper in a published interview... before she could tell her parents.

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"I did an interview with the student newspaper about being one of the only two gay freshmen on campus. The mistake I made was that I had not come out to my parents."- Rachel Maddow


6. Not everyone knows what she looks like:

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On the game show Jeopardy, the contestants were prompted with, "This cable TV newswoman received a doctorate in politics from Oxford", and none of the contestants could identify her even when a picture was displayed.

7. She is a very knowledgeable bartender.

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“I love most rye, but if I had to pick a desert-island one, I would probably pick Michter’s. There’s a great one called ‘Pikesville’, too, but it’s really hard to find. I wouldn’t kick Sazerac 6 or Rittenhouse out of bed for eating crackers, though.” - Reddit AMA