Monday, February 18, 2013


It's President's Day today, so in honor of that, here are a few random facts about the men that have been in charge of the country over the years.

- Warren G. Harding once bet the White House China collection on a poker hand and lost.

- If you're the President, you're allowed to have extravagant pets. Thomas Jefferson had two bears given to him by Lewis & Clark, James Buchanan owned an elephant, John Quincy Adams had an alligator, William Henry Harrison had a goat and Teddy Roosevelt had a pet zebra.

- Abe Lincoln is the only President that was also a licensed bartender.

- Harry S Truman doesn't actually have a middle name. That's why there's no period after the 'S' when his name is typed, because it doesn't actually stand for anything.

- Teddy Roosevelt, an avid hunter, refused to shoot a bear cub on a hunting trip. The news picked up the story and a manufacturer invented the Teddy Bear, named after President Roosevelt.

- George Bush Sr. once vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister. Afterwards, the Japanese invented a new word, "Bushusuru", which means to vomit in public or 'do the Bush thing'.

- George Washington had to borrow $600 from his neighbor in order to get to his own inauguration. He then turned down the Presidential salary of $25,000 a year.

- John F. Kennedy's brain has been missing since the day it was autopsied and the coffin that transported him from Dallas to Washington was dumped in the Atlantic Ocean at the urging of his brother Robert.

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