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50 Surprising Facts About U.S. Presidents You Probably Didn't Know
Give it a listen! Back in high school, U. History was not my thing. A bunch of white dudes in powdered wigs bickering? No thanks. But behind every boring textbook page is a treasure trove of super interesting facts.
Yet there is so much about them that still manages to surprise. From odd hobbies and strange coincidences to just downright quirky behavior, presidents of the United States are colorful characters you may only think you understand. To get a better sense of who these guys were and are , here are 30 astonishing facts about the men who have sat behind the Resolute Desk. Aside from the five farms his home, Mount Vernon, included, you could also find a distillery. He and his plantation manager figured, hey, why let it go to waste? The distillery was established in after he was president and produced about 11, gallons of whiskey per year.
But behind every boring textbook page is a treasure trove of super interesting facts. Did you know one of our presidents was murdered by.
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Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River? Who let their alligators run rampant through the White House? Who whipped out his — well, let's just say you probably didn't learn these facts in history class.
Bush, and Bill Clinton. Forget everything you learned in history class. There's a whole treasure trove of hidden facts about the 45 presidents that haven't made it into middle school textbooks. From the bizarre one Commander-in-chief owned a giant block of cheese to the seriously cool another won two Grammys , keep scrolling to learn everything about the country's most important politicians throughout history. Washington had terrible, decaying teeth so he wore dentures made from among other things ivory, spring, and brass screws. Read more: A look at the daily routine of George Washington, who drank tea and wine and spent hours on horseback.
In March , the U. Constitution was officially enacted and the office of the President of the United States was established. The following month, General George Washington was sworn in as the first Commander-in-Chief and since then, 44 men have held the job one in two non-consecutive terms, which is why we have 45 presidencies total. Not only was George Washington known as the father of the country, he was also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound" for creating a unique breed of foxhound he called " Virginia Hounds. John Adams signed a congressional act creating the United States Marine Band in , which is now the oldest active professional musical organization in the U. Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his personal library when the Library of Congress was burned by the British during the War of He sold them books from his own collection, the largest in America at the time.
And while you may be well-versed in textbook facts about each president, you may have never heard of some of their pet peeves, quirks, and pastimes. For example, did you know Abraham Lincoln was a near-undefeated wrestler? And Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, liked having his scalp massaged with petroleum jelly while he enjoyed breakfast in bed? Click here to read a weird fact about every U. Contrary to popular belief, George Washington's teeth weren't wooden after all. Rather, his dentures comprised a peculiar combination of animal teeth, brass screws, lead, gold wire, hippopotamus ivory, and even bone. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were best buds until political rivalry ensued.