Why did a propensity to give long speeches arguably save the life of American statesman Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)?

Answer: In October 1912, while campaigning for president, Roosevelt was shot in the chest. The blow was not fatal as the bullet was slowed by Roosevelt’s fifty-page speech in his breast pocket.

Source: The Golden Lad – The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt by Eric Burns

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