Did you know…

Happy President’s Day!

No matter what politicians try to do to cover themselves, everyone has a few skeletons in the closet. So I surfed the web to find a few interesting facts about our 44 presidents, and these were my favorite.

  •  At his inauguration, George Washington had only one tooth.
  • John Quincy Adams swam nude (weather permitting) in the Potomac River every day.
  • James Buchanan- One of his eyes was nearsighted and the other farsighted. As a result he always cocked his head to the left.
  • Ulysses Simpson Grant could not stomach the sight of animal blood. Rare steak nauseated him.
  • Also, while president, Grant was arrested for driving his horse too fast and was fined $ 20.
  • William Howard Taft, who weighed 332 pounds, got stuck in the White House bathtub the first time he used it. A larger one was ordered.
  • Woodrow Wilson: His second wife, Edith, was a great-granddaughter of Pocahontas, seven times removed.
  • The “S” in Harry S. Truman is just an initial; it doesn’t stand for anything.
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford was a model for Cosmopolitan and Look magazines in the 1940’s.
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan was a Hollywood actor before becoming involved in politics.  He made more than 50 movies, mostly westerns or action pictures. 
  • George Herbert Walker Bush: In 1992, while at a formal dinner in Japan Bush became ill and vomited on the prime minister of Japan, then fainted.
  • George W. Bush was once part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball franchise.
  • Barack Obama does not like ice cream as a result of working at an ice cream shop as a teenager. 

And one of my favorite quotes was said by good ‘ol Honest Abe himself:

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

That quote always cracks me up!

So I must ask you, what are some interesting things that you know about our presidents?

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2 thoughts on “Did you know…

  1. Jon says:

    You put the one about Taft in the bathtub! Thanks!

  2. hannahmccabe says:

    Anything for you, Jon!

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