Many of you will be enjoying tomorrow off thanks to Presidents' Day. Me? Notsomuch. I thought I'd give you some presidential fun facts to read at your leisure. You.are.welcome.
James A. Garfield could write with both hands. Sometimes he amused people by writing Greek with one hand and Latin with the other!
Herbert C. Hoover was the first president to be born west of the Mississippi River.
William Henry Harrison was president only 32 days. He caught pneumonia and died after standing outside for hours during his inauguration.
James Madison was 5'4" tall, and weighed 98 pounds.
Andrew Jackson was a chronic drooler, and suffered from hives. He was orphaned at age 13. Early in life he had smallpox and dysentery. Later in life he had tuberculosis and dropsy. His wife had a nervous breakdown.He was shot in a duel (he killed the guy who shot him), and since the bullet wasn't able to be removed, he had an infection for the rest of his life.
Only five presidents have ever worn facial hair when they sought the office. The last was over a century ago, in 1889; Benjamin Harrison.
William Taft, 27th president of the United States, weighed more than 300 pounds and had a special oversized bathtub installed in the White House.
In warm weather, 6th president of the United States John Quincy Adams customarily went skinny-dipping in the Potomac River before dawn.
And now a quiz. What does the S stand for in Ulysses S. Grant? No googling or it's detention for you!