Friday, February 17, 2012

Unusual Facts About President's

Unusual facts about President's for President's Day:

  1. James Buchanan (15th President) is the only President who never married. Can  you imagine the scandal now with a President while they were dating? Scandalous!
  2. John Tyler (10th President) had 15 children! Almost up there with the Duggar family!!
  3. George Washington (1st President) had no formal education...and still elected President! Also, he had only 1 tooth when he was inaguarated...again, scandalous!
  4. John Quincy Adams (6th President) swam nude every day in the Potomac River. Can you imagine??
  5. James Buchanan (15th President - who in #1 never married), was thought to possibly be gay. This assumption was made after living with another man for many years, and correspondence was found, then destroyed by both of their neices. Guess we'll never know.
  6. Ulysses S. Grant (18th President) was fined $20 for speeding in a horse and carriage.
  7. William H. Taft (27th President) weighed 332 lbs...um, remember all the talk about Chris Christie's weight? Weight Watchers would love it now!!
  8. Warren G. Harding (29th President) gambled away a set of White House China. Gambler's Anonymous, we have a new member!
  9. Herbert Hoover (31st President) spoke Chinese to his wife to keep their stories private. Chinese? Really? This was 1929-1933, so I find this incredible that both of them new Chinese!
  10. Richard Nixon (37th President) recommended a play to the Miami Dolphins in SuperBowl VI...I wonder if they actually used the play!
  11. Gerald Ford (38th President) held his daughter's prom in the White House. I bet the other kids at school were like, "you're such a show off. I can't believe we have to go there!" Or maybe Jimmy Carter's daughter was like, "but DAD, you never let me do anything fun like having a dance here...I just want to roller skate through the East Room once! (which she actually did!)
  12. Speaking of Jimmy Carter (39th President) he is the only President to have given an interview with Playboy...telling them that he had committed adultery several times in his head.
Do any of these shock you? Those earlier President's better be glad there was no widespread media during those times. TMZ and People Magazine would have a hayday with a single President, or a President that hangs out a burlesque club. What is the strangest thing you know about President's?


4 comments:

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  2. Loved this. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was involved in a duel? That is a pretty funny story. There are so many interesting stories to be found in the lives of our Presidents. Thanks for sharing.

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