You’ve GOT TO read these bizarre and funny TRUE facts about ten of the men who at one time led the free world. Like they say, you just can’t make this stuff up.
39th President – In 1973, Carter claimed he saw a legitimate UFO in the skies above and actually filed a UFO siting report that is on public record. The former Jimmy Carter: peanut farmer was quoted as saying, “It’s the darndest thing I’ve ever seen.” Imagine if they had actually landed, he might have started Habitat for Extraterrestrials.
John F. Kennedy: 35th President – JFK was such a big fan of 007 James Bond that at a ritzy dinner party in 1960, he met Bond author, Ian Fleming. He admired him so much that the president actually tossed around ideas on how to rid the world of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. I’m sure he wanted the Cuban dictator both shaken AND stirred.
Herbert Hoover: 31st President – Hoover’s son, Allan Henry had perhaps the most unique pets of any first family – two alligators which were allowed to roam the White House grounds. He even kept them inside in a bath tub but the two reptiles continued to escape. Can you imagine getting up to go to the bathroom late at night!
William Taft: 27th President – “Big Bill” goes down in history as the largest US president. At 5’11.5 and weighing in at 340 lbs, Taft would get stuck in the White House bathtub and needed several people to pry him out. Seriously, dude, carbs are not your friend.
Benjamin Harrison: 23rd President – While Harrison has the honor of being the first US leader to have electricity installed at the White House, he was frightened to death of being electrocuted and refused to ever touch any of the switches. One has to wonder how he was able to go online or check his email.
Chester A. Arthur: 21st President – Old Chet was known as perhaps the snappiest dresser to ever grace the Oval Office, earning him the nickname of “Elegant Arthur.” It is said that he owned over 80 pairs of pants, making Arthur our first metrosexual Commander in Chief.
James Garfield: 20th President – Garfield had the most interesting trait of being ambidextrous. Not only could he write using both of his hands, he could write in Latin with one hand and Greek with the other – at the very same time! This amazing gift earned him a third place finish in America’s 38 States Got Talent competition.
Abraham Lincoln:16th President – A very little known fact about Honest Abe is that he was a tremendous wrestler as a young man, and in 300 matches he was only defeated one time. Man, after wrestling 300 matches he must have been shot. What… too soon?
John Quincy Adams: 6th President – During his time in the White House, Adams was known to go skinny-dipping in the icy-cold Potomac River in the early mornings. Somehow I’m reminded of the Seinfeld episode when George came out of that very cold pool.
George Washington: 1st President – Many don’t realize that the original GW was perhaps the most successful liquor distributor in the all-new United States of America. At his Mount Vernon distillery, Washington made rye whiskey and delicious apple and peach brandies. It’s rumored that he and Jefferson could pound shots all night, but John Adams was a serious light-weight wuss.