15 Strange and Interesting Facts About Presidents

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Richard Nixon: The Unsavory

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President Nixon is one of the most debatable presidents of all time. Love him or hate him, he had one quirk that leaves few on his side.

The usual toast and eggs just didn’t satisfy this controversial president’s pallet, instead, Richard Nixon enjoyed snacking on cottage cheese with pineapple and ketchup for breakfast.

Woodrow Wilson: The Unlikely Scholar

Woodrow Wilson

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Woodrow Wilson held a PhD, which makes him the best educated President to date. The interesting fact is that he did not learn to read until he was eleven. Impressive!

Herbert Hoover: The Linguist

Herbert Hoover

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President Hoover and his wife had a unique ability. They were able to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and they would use this skill to communicate when they did not wish to be overheard.

Lyndon Johnson: The Soda Pop Junkie

Lyndon Johnson

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We all have vices that we just can’t get enough of and for President Johnson it was the bubbly drink Fresca. He was so fond of the drink that he had a fountain of Fresca installed in the White House!

Grover Cleveland: The Hangman

Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland was once the sheriff of Erie County, New York. He held the unsightly job of hangman, twice having to spring the trap at a hanging.

President Cleveland is the only american president in history to hold that job title.

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