Today we are suppose to celebrate President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday), but I have a better idea; let’s reveal the funny and uncensored truth about some of our nation’s most interesting leading men. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite obscure presidential facts. Read, and Enjoy!
Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding while driving a horse and buggy in Washington, DC. His fine was $20.00 and he had to walk back to the White House.
President Harry Truman had a shot of bourbon every morning when he woke up.
Coolidge would press all the call buttons in the Oval Office, and then hide, just to watch his staff run in. lol.
JFK was a huge James Bond fan. He met the author in 1960 and they talked about get if rid of Fidel Castro.
In China, the most well-known Western names are Jesus Christ, Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon.
“Teddy Bears” were named when Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt refused to shoot a small bear cub one day.
Madison and Jefferson were arrested together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a Sunday.
Lincoln Logs are named after Abraham Lincoln and the log cabin where he was born.
Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman.
Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
Obama’s high school nickname was “Barry O’Bomber,” which he earned due to his awesome jump shot.
The “S” in Truman’s full name doesn’t stand for anything.
Warren G. Harding once lost all the White House china gambling, on one hand of cards.
George Bush was the captain of the baseball team at Yale University.
Franklin Roosevelt’s mom clothed him in dresses until he was five.
During his presidency, John Quincy Adams enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River in the early mornings.
James Buchanan regularly bought slaves in Washington, D.C. and quietly freed them in Pennsylvania.
Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day. He died of throat cancer in 1885. Happy President’s Day.
Martin Van Buren was the first to be a United States citizen. All previous presidents were born British subjects.
Garfield was ambidextrous and he could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time.
Harrison, first to have electricity in the White House, feared getting electrocuted and wouldn’t touch the light switches.
Andrew Jackson was the only president to ever kill a man in a duel.
The term “O.K.” derives from President Martin Van Buren who was known as “Old Kinderhook” because he was raised in Kinderhook, New York. “O.K.” clubs were created to support Van Buren’s campaigns.
President Dwight David Eisenhower was the only president to serve in both WWI and WWII.
Jimmy Carter is the first known president to go on record as seeing a UFO.
Thomas Jefferson was convinced that if he soaked his feet in a bucket of cold water every day, he’d never get a cold.
Comment below with your favorite fact! Happy President’s Day!