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February 20, 2012

{mini presidents!}

Today is President’s Day.  And yes, I’m envious of the people who have today off {or are on vacation –  coughcough Jess}.

While we tend to not get political here at City in a Jar, I can’t help to share in some presidential trivia fun. It’s been a love of mine since understanding the history of the position when I was younger. I warn you, major nerd alert to follow:

Did you know:

Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President, standing at 6’4″.

William Taft was so large, he got stuck in the White House bathtub. After the incident, he had a much larger one installed, one that could hold four grown men.

George H. W. Bush disliked broccoli so much, that he had to banned from the White House during his time in office.

John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.

Then, of course, there is the Lincoln-Kennedy coincidences.

Wow me with your presidential trivia. Let’s see if you can stump us!

Keep craving what you love —

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2012 1:53 pm

    Hahaha I used to make my college professor incredibly uncomfortable by feigning a crush on Thomas Jefferson because he was a redhead! I then ended up taking 3 400-level American history classes with this same professor as ELECTIVES because he was so rad! …that’s more Jenn trivia than President trivia but still thought I’d share! 😉

  2. February 20, 2012 2:55 pm

    Thanks to that movie coming out, all I can think about is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Whhhhaaa?

  3. February 22, 2012 3:50 pm

    Ha ha, now this is my kind of blog. Don’t forget that James Madison was also the shortest president.

  4. April 25, 2012 10:00 am

    Which president died in office and was never autopsied, at the insistence of his wife, who died a year later?

    • April 25, 2012 10:03 am

      Oh, great question! I want to say Zachary Taylor….

      • April 25, 2012 10:11 am

        Apparently this particular president was such a philanderer he made Kennedy and Clinton look like monks. His wife caught him in flagrante delicto with a mistress in a closet just outside the Oval Office.

        Not Zachary Taylor…

      • April 25, 2012 10:17 am

        Facepalm. With a hint like that, it must be Warren G. Harding.

      • April 25, 2012 10:38 am

        Warren G. Har-ding-ding-ding!

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