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Old 02-21-2005, 02:58 PM
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Strange President Facts

It's President's Day! What better way to celebrate this day than to tell little known facts about the various leaders of the U.S.

William Howard Taft was so fat that he got stuck in the bathtub. The hefty president weighed in at over 300 pounds.

Eiesenhower was the first president to ever hit a hole-in-one.

Richard Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states.

Martin Van Buren was the first president that was born a U.S. citizen.

Theodore Roosevelt was the only president that has ever deliver an inaugural speech without using the word "I".

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:16 PM
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1. In warm weather, 6th president of the United States John Quincy Adams customarily went skinny-dipping in the Potomac River before dawn.
2. 9th U.S. president William Henry Harrison was inaugurated on a bitterly cold day and gave the longest inauguration speech ever. The new president promptly caught a cold that soon developed into pneumonia. Harrison died exactly one month into his presidential term, the shortest in U.S. history.
3. John Tyler, 10th U.S. president, fathered 15 children (more than any other president)--8 by his first wife, and 7 by his second wife. Tyler was past his seventieth birthday when his 15th child was born.
4. Sedated only by brandy, 11th president of the United States James Polk survived gall bladder surgery at the age of 17.
5. 15th U.S. president James Buchanan is the only unmarried man ever to be elected president. Buchanan was engaged to be married once; however, his fiancée died suddenly after breaking off the engagement, and he remained a bachelor all his life.
6. Often depicted wearing a tall black stovepipe hat, 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln carried letters, bills, and notes in his hat.
7. 17th U.S. president Andrew Johnson never attended school. His future wife, Eliza McCardle, taught him to write at the age of 17. (Bonus fact about Andrew Johnson: He only wore suits that he custom-tailored himself.)
8. Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States, died of throat cancer. During his life, Grant had smoked about 20 cigars per day.
9. Both ambidextrous and multilingual, 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand while writing Latin with the other.
10. Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th president of the United States, underwent a secret operation aboard a yacht to remove his cancerous upper jaw in 1893.
11. The teddy bear derived from 26th U.S. president Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt's refusal to shoot a bear with her cub while on a hunting trip in Mississippi.
12. William Taft, 27th president of the United States, weighed more than 300 pounds and had a special oversized bathtub installed in the White House.
13. Warren Harding, 29th U.S. president, played poker at least twice a week, and once gambled away an entire set of White House china. His advisors were nicknamed the "Poker Cabinet" because they joined the president in his poker games.
14. Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States, had chronic stomach pain and required 10 to 11 hours of sleep and an afternoon nap every day.
15. Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. president, published more than 16 books, including one called Fishing for Fun-And to Wash Your Soul.
16. 32nd president of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt was related, either by blood or by marriage, to 11 former presidents.
17. The letter "S" comprises the full middle name of the 33rd president, Harry S. Truman. It represents two of his grandfathers, whose names both had "S" in them.
18. Military leader and 34th president of the U.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower loved to cook; he developed a recipe for vegetable soup that is 894 words long and includes the stems of nasturtium flowers as one of the ingredients.
19. 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan broke the so-called "20-year curse," in which every president elected in a year ending in 0 died in office.
20. George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, and his wife Laura got married just three months after meeting each other.


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Old 02-21-2005, 03:44 PM
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Here's a few more.

Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his own death.

Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was present at the assassinations of three presidents.

Ulysses S. Grant was given a $20 speeding ticket on his horse.

Franklin Pierce was arrested for running over an old woman with his horse. The charges were later dropped.

Grover Cleveland dodged the draft by hiring someone to go in his place.

While in France raising money, George Washington told the king of France that he would be leaving Ben Franklin in charge because he had to return to America. Washington was quoted as saying, "I wouldn't miss the hemp harvest at Mount Vernon for all the tea in China."

Franklin Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor, had an affair with an Associated Press reporter named Lenora Hickok for over thirty years.

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Bill Clinton was mauled by a sheep as a kid, no lie.
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I don't live in the USA, but for some strange reason, I still decided to post this.
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Old 02-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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kennedy had a secretary named lincon lincon had a secretary named kennedy
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I don't live in the USA, but for some strange reason, I still decided to post this.
Wowzers, that is tres neat right there, bub.
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I don't live in the USA, but for some strange reason, I still decided to post this.
Thats neat, but people have way too much time finding stuff like that lol.
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Has anyone noticed that we have had alot of corrupt leaders, alot of them have comitted adultory,Clinton,Lincoln,Kennedy. Hoover was just aplain jerk in the end. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:22 PM
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Has anyone noticed that we have had alot of corrupt leaders, alot of them have comitted adultory,Clinton,Lincoln,Kennedy. Hoover was just aplain jerk in the end. Has anyone else noticed this?
I don't think I'd go as far as calling them corrupt.

Anyway. Might as well leave another random bit of president goodness.

Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride on a train.

Herbert Hoover was the only president to have an asteroid named after him.
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