From The Huffington Post
It’s Presidents Day and while many of us will be taking the opportunity to enjoy 30% off bath towels and other linens, it’s important that we also spend a moment reflecting on the commanders-in-chief we’ve elected thus far.
With that in mind, we once again present 44 lesser-known facts about the leaders of this nation. Ever wanted to imagine John Quincy Adams naked? Too late, you will now.
So enjoy your day off by learning a few things… and seriously, take advantage of those sales. You NEED new sheets.
- Washington’s Teeth Weren’t Wooden- Contrary to popular belief, the country’s first president had dentures made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth.
- Adams use to skip school-As a young boy, John Adams would often skip school, choosing instead to spend his time hunting and fishing.
- Thomas Jefferson Founded The University Of Virginia-Jefferson founded the university in 1819 on land that once belonged to eventual President James Monroe. Jefferson is the only president to have ever founded an institution of higher learning.
- Madison Was Princeton’s First Grad Student-After finishing his undergraduate degree in 2 years, James Madison stayed at the university for an additional year, making him the Ivy League institution’s first graduate student.
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