41 Cool President Facts
1. While attending a black tie gala, a partygoer asked President Obama to get them some coffee â€” they thought he was a waiter.
2. There has not been a bearded President of the United States since 1893.
3. 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.
4. The new President of Afghanistan offered the Taliban governing positions, but they turned him down.
5. For the last three months of his life, US President James Garfield had to be fed everything through his anus.
6. As of 2014, three out of the last four presidents have been left-handed.
7. 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.
8. A leading comedian in Iran was banned from acting for eight years because he looked too much like the president.
9. President Mugabe has been in power 50% longer than the lifetime of the average Zimbabwean.
10. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has released three pop-song albums since becoming the president of Indonesia.
11. President Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car and would scare his guests by driving into a lake, screaming about brake failure.
12. The 30th President of the U.S., Calvin Coolidge, enjoyed calling for his bodyguards and hiding while the frantically looked for him.
13. President Andrew Johnson was involved in over 100 duels.
14. There are existing photographs of all the U.S. presidents going back to Quincy Adams, leaving just the first five unphotographed.
15. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden and President Obama brews his own Beer in the White House.. #presidents
16. President George W. Bush is related to all other U.S. Presidents.
17. Of all things, Andrew Jackson's tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States.
18. Hit TV show "Lost" was greenlit based on a one-line concept from an ABC network president, having little backstory or plot.
19. Rutherford B. Hayes was the first U.S. president to complete law school, and his wife was the first first lady to be a college graduate.
20. Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.
21. Seven US Presidents were born in log cabins.
22. If a woman became president, her husband would be called the "First Gentleman."
23. In 80% of US presidential elections the taller candidate has won.
24. Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans believe that other world leaders respect President Obama â€” only 2 in 1 believed they respected George Bush.
25. It takes a single one-page form and about four minutes to apply to become an official presidential candidate in the U.S.
26. John Tyler the 10th President of the United States has two living grand-children. He was born in 1790.
27. Omar Gonzalez â€” a man who jumped the White House â€”was concerned the atmosphere was collapsing and needed to inform the President.
28. President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.
29. U.S. Ex-President Jimmy Carter sent his first text message in 2014.
30. A study found that NASA astronauts, U.S. presidents, and Nobel Laureates consist mostly of first-borns.
31. Before he became president, Bashar al-Assad was head of the Syrian Computer Club.
32. Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle, earns about 72 times more money than President Obama in a year.
33. U.S. Presidents have the authority to declare war without the consent of Congress if the U.S. is attacked.
34. In 2008, two U.S. towns approved a nonbinding measure requiring local police officers to arrest President Bush and VP Dick Cheney on sight.
35. President Teddy Roosevelt completed a 90-minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest â€” an assassin shot him in the middle of it.
36. President Obama has personally thanked Japan for "karate, karaoke, manga, anime, and, of course, emojis."
37. Hillary Clinton was elected president of her school's Young Republicans chapter before she ultimately switched to Democrat.
38. Between 1960 and 1977, the secret number authorizing US presidents to launch nuclear missiles was 00000000.
39. President Jimmy Carter once sent a jacket to the cleaner's with the nuclear detonation codes still in the pocket.
40. Hugo Chavez, former president of Venezuela, hosted the chat show Aló Presidente every Sunday from 1999 to 2012.
41. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the president of Turkmenistan, sacked 30 TV news staff in 2008 after a cockroach was spotted walking across the set during a bulletin.
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