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44 Crazy Facts about 44 U.S. Presidents!

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    George Washington did not have wooden teeth, he had dentures made of gold, ivory, lead and animal teeth.

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    John Adams often skipped school as a kid, choosing instead to hunt and fish.

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    Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819.

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    James Madison was Princeton University's first graduate student.

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    The capital of Liberia was named after fifth president James Monroe as he was a big supporter of colonizing that country.

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    John Quincy Adams loved to skinny dip early in the morning in the Potomac River.

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    Andrew Jackson taught his pet parrot to curse. It had to be removed from his funeral because it would not stop cussing.

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    Martin Van Buren popularized the phrase 'ok.' He was from Kinderhook, NY...which was also called "Old Kinderhook," abbreviated to OK.

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    William Henry Harrison kept a pet goat in the White House.

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    John Tyler was a talented violinist, who entertained guests at the White House.

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    James Polk promised not to seek a second term and kept it.

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    Zachary Taylor's nickname was 'Old Rough and Ready' from fellow soldiers he fought with in the Seminole War.

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    Millard Fillmore married his teacher, who was only about two years older than him.

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    Franklin Pierce didn't swear his oath of office, putting his hand on a law book instead of the Bible.

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    James Buchanan was the only U.S. President never to marry.

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    Abraham Lincoln won a wrestling match against a town bully in New Salem, Illinois in 1831. Townspeople wagered on the match.

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    Andrew Johnson was drunk during his inauguration.

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    Ulysses S. Grant got a speeding ticket...for riding a horse too fast down a Washington street!

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    Rutherford B. Hayes banned alcohol from the White House as he reportedly tried to gain support from Prohibitionists.

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    James A. Garfield was ambidextrous.

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    Chester A. Arthur was a fashionista, owning some 80 pairs of pants.

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    Grover Cleveland was legal guardian to the woman he later married. Frances Folsom was 11 when her father died and Cleveland was her legal guardian. They married 10 years later, making her the youngest First Lady ever.

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    Benjamin Harrison was scared of electricity. He was the sitting president when electricity was put into the White House and refused to touch the light switches.

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    Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms...so here's another fact about him...he had an artificial jaw put in due to cancer. The operation took place on a friend's yacht.

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    William McKinley was the first president to campaign by phone.

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    Teddy Roosevelt had very bad asthma and was a very sickly boy. He adopted regular exercise and eventually overcame it.

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    William Howard Taft became the only ex-president to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court, so he swore in Presidents Coolidge and Hoover. He also lost 150 pounds after leaving office.

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    Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have a Ph.D. He studied Political Science and History.

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    Being a big gambler, Warren G. Harding lost the White House china in a poker game.

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    Calvin Coolidge had a morning ritual where someone rubbed Vaseline on his head while he ate breakfast in bed.

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    Herbert Hoover was fluent in Mandarin Chinese as he once lived in China. If he wanted to have a private conversation with his wife, they would speak Mandarin.

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt came up with a premise for a book that turned into a movie, "The President's Mystery." He has a movie credit.

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    Harry Truman was a failed haberdasher or men's outfitter. His business went under in 1921.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower almost lost a leg as a teen. Doctors wanted to amputate an infected leg, but Eisenhower refused as he still wanted to play sports. He somehow miraculously recovered from the injury.

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    JFK had a bad Harvard application, even his father wrote him an underwhelming recommendation letter. His father, a Harvard alum, wrote that young Jack tends to "lack application."

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    LBJ tended to carry conversations into the bathroom, to the annoyance of many staffers.

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    Richard Nixon was a card shark, learning to be a Poker king in the Navy. He financed his first congressional campaign with some of his winnings.

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    Gerald and Betty Ford were fashion models in the 1940s, even posing on the cover of "Cosmopolitan."

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    Jimmy Carter ran his family's peanut farm. He had a giant peanut-shaped balloon at his inaugural parade.

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    Ronald Reagan was a Vegas stand up comic for a few weeks.

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    George W. Bush was the cheerleading captain in high school.

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    President George H.W. Bush was an incredible athlete, playing basketball, soccer and baseball as a young man. He still loves adrenaline as he skydived on his 90th birthday.

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    Bill Clinton won two Grammys. In 2004, he won Best Spoken Word Album for Children with Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren for narrating "Wolf Tracks and Peter and the Wolf" with the Russian Symphony. He won Best Spoken Word Album in 2005 for an audio book of "My Life."

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    Barack Obama collects comics, especially "Spiderman" and "Conan the Barbarian."

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