Funny Facts About The Presidents
Funny Facts About The Presidents 1 – George Washington
The only president George Washington (1732-1799) was elected unanimously. Another thing about him is that he also refused to accept his presidential salary, which was $25,000 a year.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 2 – Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman. Also, he was once the sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 3 – Harry S Truman
Another funny fact is about Harry S Truman. The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn’t stand for anything; therefore, there is no period after his middle initial.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 4 – Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Logs are named after Abraham Lincoln.
Another interesting fact is that John Lloyd Wright, son of famous architect Francis Lloyd Wright, invented them.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 5 – Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams once traveled to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace. While there, they took a knife to one of Shakespeare’s chairs so they could take home some wood chips as souvenirs.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 6 – Andrew Johnson
Another president on our list is Andrew Johnson. Andrew Johnson is the only tailor ever to be president. As president, he would typically stop by a tailor shop to say hello. He would wear only the suits that he made himself.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 7 – James Garfield
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) is the first president to ever talk on the phone. And when he spoke to Alexander Graham Bell, who was at the other end 13 miles away, he said: “Please speak a little more slowly.”
Funny Facts About The Presidents 8 – Martin Van Buren
Another interesting fact is about how O.K term was derived. The term “O.K.” derives from President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) 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.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 9 – Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren was the first to be a United States citizen. All previous presidents were born British subjects.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 10 – James
Six presidents were named James: Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 11 – Dwight David Eisenhower
President Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was the only president to serve in both WWI and WWII.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 12 – Richard Milhous Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) was the first president to visit all 50 states and the first to visit China. He is the only president to resign.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 13 – James Buchanan
President James Buchanan (1791-1868) quietly but consistently bought slaves in Washington, D.C., and then set them free in Pennsylvania.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 14 – Martin Van Buren
When Martin Van Buren wrote his autobiography after serving as president from 1837-1841, he didn’t mention his wife of 12 years. Not even once.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 15 – James Madison
James Madison (1751-1836) was the shortest president of the United States.
Another funny fact is that he never weighed more than 100 pounds.
Funny Facts About The Presidents 16 – George Washington
Another fact on our list is – George Washington made the shortest inauguration speech on record—133 words which was less than two minutes long.
Funny Facts About The President 17 – William Harrison
William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) holds the record for the longest inauguration speech in history at 8,578 words long and one hour and 40 minutes. Unfortunately, he gave the speech during bad weather and a month later, he was dead from pneumonia, making his the shortest presidency on record.
Funny Facts About The President 18 – George Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is the only President with four names.
Funny Facts About The President 19 – Teddy Roosevelt
Another interesting fact is about the last requests and last words of presidents. “Please put out the light” was the last request of Teddy Roosevelt before he died.Thomas Jefferson’s last words were “This is the Fourth?” John Adam’s dying words were “Thomas Jefferson still survives,” unaware that Jefferson had passed away a few hours earlier.
Funny Facts About The President 20 – Teddy Roosevelt
Another fact on our list is about how on the name of president Teddy Roosevelt, teddy bears were created. “Teddy Bears” were so named when Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a small bear cub one day. The incident was reported in the news, and therefore it inspired a toy manufacturer to come out with the cute stuffed animals. As a result, now we have cute teddy bears.
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