Had dentures-but they weren't made of wood. They were made of hippopotamus ivory, bone, animal and human teeth, lead, brass screws and gold wire!
Visited William Shakespeare's home in England and chipped off a piece of wood off Shakespeare's chair for a souvenir.
Hated public speaking so much that he only gave two speeches during his presidency-one per term.
McKinley considered carnations his good luck charm and wore them everywhere. On September 6, 1901, he gave a little girl the carnation from his lapel and was shot by an assassin a short time later. He died the following week.
Was involved in an estimated 100 pistol duels. In 1806, he was shot in the chest during one of these duels--and lived!
Gave the longest inauguration speech ever (90+minutes!) on a wet, cold day in 1841. He soon became sick and died 33 days later.
Was the only U.S. President not married.
Participated in 300 wrestling matches...and he won all of them except for one.
Was the only president to be impeached.
Could not stand the sight of blood.
Was called Granny Hayes because he didn't smoke or drink alcohol.
He was the first president to have electricity in the White House and was so scared of being electrocuted that he refused to touch the light switches and was known to go to bed with all the lights on.
He could write the Greek language with one hand while writing Latin with the other! This is called being ambidextrous. Are you ambidextrous?
In order to raise funds to redecorate the White House he sold off 24 wagon loads of historical relics, including a pair of Lincoln's pants.
Upon the death of his law partner, Cleveland became the legal guardian to his law partner's 11-year-old orphaned daughter. Ten years later, they were married at the White House, making her the youngest First Lady ever at the age of 21.
In 1919, incredible stress led to Wilson experiencing a series of strokes. He was left partially paralyzed and almost blind, but stayed in office until 1921. He relied heavily on his wife Edith Bolling Galt, who was a direct descendant of Pocahontas.
President Coolidge had two pet raccoons named Reuben and Rebecca, who would sometimes run around loose inside the White House.
Hoover and his wife lived in China for several years and they would speak Chinese in the White House when they wanted to have a private conversation.
President Kennedy received $1 million on his 21st birthday--and all his 9 brothers and sisters received the same amount on their birthdays also!
Nixon loved to bowl so much that he had a one-lane alley installed in the basement of the White House.
President Ford's real name was-Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Reagan loved jellybeans and kept a large jar of them on his desk in the Oval Office.
President Clinton has a photographic memory-which means he remembers all that he reads and learns.
Richmond, T. (2015, January 01). [Digital images]. Retrieved April 3, 2018, from tomrichmond.com All presidential caricatures were drawn by Tom Richmond.