Quick 6 Weird Facts About Our Presidents

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Quick 6 facts about past U.S. presidents.

Happy Presidents Day! Believe it or not, these guys were weirdly interesting - or maybe just weird. Here are some facts you may or may not have wanted to know about our past dutiful leaders.

1. Talk about freestyle. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) enjoyed daily skinny-dipping sessions in the Potomac River.

2. Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) knew his priorities. To fund redecoration of the White House, he sold off 24 wagons full of historical mementos, including Abe Lincoln’s pants and John Quincy Adams’ hats.

3. Cougar, much? Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) became the legal guardian of his law partner’s 11-year-old orphaned daughter and married her ten years later at the White House.

4. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) inspired a new word. Why? He vomited all over the Japanese Prime Minister in 1992. The word? “Bushuru” – meaning to vomit in public.

5. Shocking! Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) was the first President with electricity in the White House. He was so terrified of getting electrocuted, he never touched the light switches. Sometimes, he even slept with the lights on.

6. James Madison (1809-1817) was smaller than the average American teenage girl. He stood at 5’4” and weighed less than 100 pounds.


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