Monday, November 5, 2012

Fact + Bonus Fact: Presidential Edition

FACT: James Madison, our lightest leader, weighed less than 100 lbs.

BONUS FACT: There are over 100 different Chris Christie jokes that can be created with that information.

FACT: Bill Clinton holds the record for most trips abroad while in office at 133.

BONUS FACT:  It is unclear what percentage of those trips included visits to his timeshare at the Hedonism II SuperClub in Jamaica. 

FACT: John Quincy Adams regularly enjoyed having a nude, early morning swim in the Potomac.  
BONUS FACT:  I fancied many a nude, early morning soak in my ex-girlfriend's hot tub before the restraining order was finalized.

FACT: Franklin Roosevelt became the first president to travel by airplane after flying to Casablanca for a WWII strategy meeting with Winston Churchill on January 14,1943. 

BONUS FACT: The president's historic journey to North Africa wasn't easy however. Originally scheduled for the 13th, his flight was overbooked and Franklin was forced to spend the night at the airport Ramada. Earlier the next morning, after having some trouble redeeming his breakfast buffet voucher, he missed his connection in Pittsburgh, but was re-routed to Raleigh-Durham where he was courtesy-bumped to the top of the stand-by list. Franklin spent most of his six hour layover at a Houlihan's watching the Redskins lose and later sobering up at a Sbarro before being issued a boarding pass. His bags arrived three days later. 

FACT: James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other.

BONUS FACT:  George W. Bush could print most capital letters with a washable marker on wide-ruled notebook paper.

FACT: Richard Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states.

BONUS FACT:  My deadhead college roommate, Patches tried doing this once but had to quit in Vermont, (his 47th state) after ingesting a cask of LSD-laced maple syrup and sustaining a moderately severe, traumatic brain injury at an alpaca festival.  

FACT: James Buchanan was the only president to remain a bachelor for his entire term.

BONUS FACT:  James Buchanan was gayer than Richard Simmons in a ball pit.

FACT: The “S” in Harry S Truman doesn't stand for anything.

BONUS FACT: The "K" in James K Polk stands for 'Killa $auce Smuggla'.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like killing Superman will have to wait.