FUN FACT #2:
On the flip side, James Madison was 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed less than 100 pounds.
FUN FACT #3:
Ulysses S. Grant was given a $20 speeding ticket in Washington D.C. for riding his horse and buggy too fast.
FUN FACT #4:
Andrew Johnson was a tailor before he became President of the United States. Due to his background in tailoring, he made all of his own suits.
FUN FACT #5:
William McKinley almost always wore a red carnation on his lapel for good luck.
FUN FACT #6:
Herbert Hoover’s son had two pet alligators, which were frequently allowed to run freely around the White House.
FUN FACT #7:
The “S” in Harry S. Truman doesn’t stand for anything. His parents couldn’t decide on a middle name and so simply called him “S” in honour of his maternal grandfather, Solomon Young, and his paternal grandfather, Anderson Shipp Truman.
FUN FACT #8:
Before becoming President, Gerald Ford was a fashion model during college. He was even on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
FUN FACT #9:
In 1973, Jimmy Carter filed an official report for a UFO sighting.
FUN FACT #10:
In his senior year of high school, George W. Bush was the head cheerleader for his high school’s cheerleading team.
FUN FACT #11:
William Henry Harrison had a pet billy goat that he kept at the White House during his presidency.
FUN FACT #12:
As an adult, Grover Cleveland legally changed his name from Stephen to Grover.
FUN FACT #13:
A long time admirer of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt wore a ring with a lock of Lincoln’s hair in it for his own inauguration in 1905.
FUN FACT #14:
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to name a woman to his cabinet. Her name was Frances Perkins and she became the Secretary of Labor in 1933.
FUN FACT #15:
Barack Obama collects comic books. His favourites include Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian.