Checked its records let's begin . . .
WHOMP! HERE WE ARE less than a week away from electing the 45th president of these United States. From crotch throttles to emails (Emails, EMAILS!!), this has been the barfiest political year ever, and TBH, we've had about enough of it. That's why we decided to take a little break from the politics of new and hit up the old fogies that helped form our grand democracy, while doing a little fact checking of our own. Enjoy!
Tay Ham Composite. Image from Wikipedia
George Washington's teeth were made from walrus and elephant tusks - not wood.
John Adams was the first president to reside in the White House.
Thomas Jefferson tried to reconstruct the skeleton of a mastodon inside the White House.
James Madison was Princeton University's first grad student.
James Monroe was a great supporter of the colonization of Liberia, so they named their capital city after him.
Mashable composite. Images via Wikipedia; Flickr, Robert Couse-Baker; Flickr, Thomas & Dianne Jones
John Quincy Adams began every day with a dip in the Potomac - in the nude.
Tay Ham composite. Painting: "General Andrew Jackson" by James-Bailey
Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride a train.
Tay Ham composite. Image from Wikipedia
Martin Van Buren made “OK” a thing. Van Buren's nickname was "Old Kinderhook" because he was raised in Kinderhook, N.Y. One theory suggests that "OK Clubs" were created in support of his campaign.
William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office. He caugh pneumonia after disregarding his coat at his inauguration. He lasted 32 days in office.
John Tyler had 15 younguns - the most of any president.
James K. Polk was America's first "Dark Horse" candidate after his surprise victory in 1845 victory. He also promised to only serve one term and did just that.
Mashable composite. Images via Flickr, dbking; Flickr, garlandcannon; Flickr, Bev Sykes
Zachary Taylor died from "debilitating diarrhea" after enjoying a delicious glass of milk and cherries that was contaminated with bacteria.
Millard Fillmore didn't have a vice president (neither did Tyler, Johnson and Arthur).
Franklin Pierce didn't swear his oath on a bible - he affirmed it using a law book instead.
Tay Ham composite. Image from Wikipedia; clipart
James Buchanan never married, making him (to date) the only presidential bachelor.
Tay Ham composite. Image from White House Historic Association
Abraham Lincoln allowed the family cat to eat meals at the White House dinner table.
Andrew Johnson made his own suits.
Tay Ham composite. Image from Wikipedia; clipart
Ulysses S. Grant smoked at least 20 cigars a day. He died of throat cancer in 1885.
Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use the telephone - it was installed by in the White House by Alexander Graham Bell himself. The telephone number was 1.
James Garfield was ambidextrous with an added bonus: he could write using both hands - one writing in Latin and the other writing in Greek - AT THE SAME TIME.
Chester A. Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants.
Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms. He was both the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.
Tay Ham composite. Images from Wikipedia; iemoji.com
Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have electricity in the White House, but was scared he would be electrocuted when he turned on the light switch.
Grover the Muppet was not named after Grover Cleveland, whose real name was actually Stephen.
Mashable composite. Images via Wikipedia; Flickr, lisajewell
William McKinley always wore a carnation on his lapel for good luck.
Theodore Roosevelt gave a 90 minute speech in Milwaukee after being SHOT IN THE CHEST.
Mashable composite. Images via Wikipedia; Flickr, quaziefoto
William H. Taft's big taffy body really did get stuck in a bathtub once.
Woodrow Wilson's face is on the $100,000 bill.
Warren G. Harding once gambled away the White House china.
Tay Ham composite. Images from Wikipedia; vaseline.co.za
Calvin Coolidge liked to have Vaseline slathered on his face every morning while he had breakfast in bed.
Tay Ham composite. Images from Wikipedia; WineSpectator.com
Herbert Hoover had a dam AND a comet named after him.
Theodore Roosevelt married his fifth cousin, Eleanor.
Harry S. Truman's middle name is actually just "S". His parent's couldn't make up their minds, so the S stands for his grandfathers' names - both began with the letter S.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president on color T.V.
John F. Kennedy bought a shit ton of cuban cigars right before he signed the embargo against Cuba.
Lyndon B. Johnson was known to regularly whip out his, uh, Johnson.
Richard Nixon established the EPA in 1970.
Gerald Ford was a male model in his youth and once graced the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Mashable composite. Images via Flickr, Georgia Democrats; Flickr, Gerhard Uhlhorn
Jimmy Carter filed a report for a UFO sighting in 1973. He called it “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Source: Mashable.com; History.com
Ronald Reagan weened his cigarette addiction with jelly beans. His favorite flavor was licorice.
George H. W. Bush loves wearing silly socks.
Bill Clinton is a two-time Grammy winner (and they weren't for his saxy sax playing).
Mashable composite. Images via Wikipedia; Flickr, Parker Knight
George W. Bush was the captain of his high school cheerleading team.
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Barack Obama has read all 7 Harry Potter novels.
Election day is November 8th! Don't forget to VOTE!