15 Strange and Interesting Facts About Presidents
Richard Nixon: The Unsavory
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 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
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
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 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.