47 Interesting President Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

47 Interesting president facts

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1. Stephen Colbert exists in the Marvel Universe; he ran for president and he helped Spider Man defeat a villain.
2. President Obama has personally thanked Japan for "karate, karaoke, manga, anime, and, of course, emojis."
3. President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.
4. Mexico once had 3 presidents in 1 day.
5. In 2008, two U.S. towns approved a nonbinding measure requiring local police officers to arrest President Bush and VP Dick Cheney on sight.
6. According to a survey, 60% of Americans say that President Obama is either Muslim “deep down” or that they don’t know what he believes.
7. George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.
8. Hillary Clinton was elected president of her school’s Young Republicans chapter before she ultimately switched to Democrat.
9. John F. Kennedy did not accept his presidential salary of $150, 000 a year. Instead, he donated it to charity
10. Omar Gonzalez — a man who jumped the White House —was concerned the atmosphere was collapsing and needed to inform the President.
11. President Andrew Johnson was involved in over 100 duels.
12. It takes a single one page form and about four minutes to apply to become an official presidential candidate in the U.S.
13. Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle, earns about 72 times more money than President Obama in a year.
14. Hit TV show "Lost" was greenlit based on a one line concept from an ABC network president, having little backstory or plot.
15. David Palmer, U.S. president in the TV show "24, " has an approval rating of 89%, while Barack Obama has an approval rating of 46%.
16. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden and President Obama brews his own Beer in the White House.. #presidents
17. Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans believe that other world leaders respect President Obama — only 2 in 1 believed they respected George Bush.
18. A study found that NASA astronauts, U.S. presidents, and Nobel Laureates consist mostly of first borns.
19. U.S. Presidents have the authority to declare war without the consent of Congress if the U.S. is attacked.
20. If a woman became president, her husband would be called the "First Gentleman."
21. John Tyler the 10th President of the United States has two living grand children. He was born in 1790.
22. As of 2014, three out of the last four presidents have been left handed.
23. The 30th President of the U.S., Calvin Coolidge, enjoyed calling for his bodyguards and hiding while the frantically looked for him.
24. While attending a black tie gala, a partygoer asked President Obama to get them some coffee — they thought he was a waiter.
25. President Teddy Roosevelt completed a 90 minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest — an assassin shot him in the middle of it.
26. President Jimmy Carter once sent a jacket to the cleaner’s with the nuclear detonation codes still in the pocket.
27. More U.S. presidents have died on July 4th than on any other day.
28. No Egyptian president has left office without being arrested or dying.
29. President Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car and would scare his guests by driving into a lake, screaming about brake failure.
30. President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.
31. The new President of Afghanistan offered the Taliban governing positions, but they turned him down.
32. There has not been a bearded President of the United States since 1893.
33. Actors George Clooney and Tom Hanks are both related to former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.
34. U.S. Ex President Jimmy Carter sent his first text message in 2014.
35. Between 1960 and 1977, the secret number authorizing US presidents to launch nuclear missiles was 00000000.
36. F.D. Roosevelt was the first president to speak on television.
37. It was President Abraham Lincoln who proclaimed that there be a national Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday of November. He proclaimed this on October 3, 1863.
38. The official residence of the Russian president is the Kremlin in Moscow. The name Kremlin means fortress.
39. On Mount Rushmore, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 60 foot busts of four US presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were carved to celebrate the first 150 years of American independence.
40. Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
41. Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.
42. Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
43. No president of the United States was an only child.
44. Of all things, Andrew Jackson's tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States.
45. President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents.
46. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with vaseline.
47. Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.
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