The following excerpt is from the November 4, 2012 edition of

This week, an expert at revealed that George Clooney and Abraham Lincoln are distantly related. And the timing is just oh-so perfect, as ‘Lincoln’ is set to hit theaters in limited release on November 9.

Apparently, George is a half-first cousin five times removed. Lincoln’s mom, Nancy Hanks, was the half-sister of Clooney’s fourth great-grandma, Marry Ann Sparrow.

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