Presidential Trivia

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Rand St. Germaine

Did you know that…

  • George Washington’s hair was not, in fact, a wig?
  • John Adams died on the same exact date as Thomas Jefferson?
  • Thomas Jefferson has a mammoth named after him?
  • James Madison was a fan of oyster ice cream?
  • The capital of Liberia is named after James Monroe?
  • John Q. Adams had a pet alligator?
  • Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel?
  • Martin Van Buren’s nickname “Old Kinderhook”, brought the term “O.K.” into usage?
  • William Henry Harrison’s term lasted 33 days?
  • Two of John Tyler’s grandchildren are still alive?
  • James K. Polk was nearly unknown when he won?
  • Zachary Taylor didn’t know he was nominated to run?
  • Millard Fillmore married his teacher?
  • Franklin Pierce is technically the U.S.’s most obscure president?
  • James Buchanan never got married?
  • Abraham Lincoln held a patent for a device to help steamboats run aground?
  • Andrew Johnson was one of only two presidents to be impeached?
  • The ‘S’ in Ulysses Grant’s name didn’t stand for anything?
  • Rutherford B Hayes held the first annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House?
  • James Garfield was the first left-handed president?
  • Chester A. Arthur had no Vice President?
  • Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms? 
  • Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have electricity in the White House?
  • William McKinley kicked Spain out of 4 territories in 100 days?
  • Teddy bears are named after Theodore Roosevelt?
  • William Howard Taft once got stuck in the White House bathtub?
  • Woodrow Wilson is the only president buried in Washington D.C?
  • Warren Harding lost White House fine china in a poker game?
  • Calvin Coolidge’s terms are considered the most boring in U.S. history?
  • Herbert Hoover has a sport named after him?
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt collected stamps?
  • Just like Grant, the ‘S’ in Truman’s name stands for nothing?
  • Eisenhower got rid of the White House squirrels?
  • John F. Kennedy started the Peace Corps?
  • Lyndon B. Johnson was depressed?
  • Richard M. Nixon was a model?
  • Gerald Ford fell a lot?
  • Jimmy Carter farmed peanuts?
  • Was Ronald Reagan a Jelly Belly enthusiast?
  • George H. W. Bush skydived for his 85th birthday?
  • Bill Clinton is the only president with a Grammy?
  • George W. Bush is the only president to have run a marathon?
  • Barack Obama collects Conan the Barbarian comics?
  • Donald Trump will not drink or smoke, due to the death of his oldest sibling?