John Quincy Adams * every morning John would walk down to the Potomac River and swim naked * one morning Anne Royall, a news reporter, sat on John's clothes until he gave her an interview, he did the interview while standing chest deep
William Howard Taft * William Taft was the largest man ever to be president * once, he got stuck in a White House bathtub he was helped free and then immediately ordered an oversized bathtub that could fit four normal sized men * William never really wanted to be a president, he wanted to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, only his wife wanted to be first lady
Warren Gamaliel Harding * Warren played pocker at least twice a week * his political advisors were given the nickname "The Pocker Cabinet" * one time Warren gambled away an entire set of the White House's china dishes dating back to Benjamin Harrison
George Washington * George did not own a pair of false teeth made of wood * his first pair of false teeth were made of hippopotamus ivory * he also had teeth made of lead, ivory, and the teeth of humans, sheep, and cows
Andrew Jackson * January 30, 1835 Richard lawrence tried to assassinate Andrew but both guns misfired Andrew chased after Lawrence hitting him with his cane * At his inaugural thousands of his supportes crashed the party at the White House. To get them out waiters put tubs of punch out on the lawn luring people outside and then they locked the doors behind them.
Zachary Taylor * Taylor chewed tobacco * He was famous for never missing a spittoon when he spat
James Earl Carter * James was a speed reader * James could read 2,000 words a minute
George Herbert Walker Bush * George hates broccoli * Farmers sent truckloads of broccoli to the White House. His wife accepted the broccoli only George said: "I am the President of the United States and I don't have to eat it!"
Rutherford Birchard Hayes * Hayes's wife, Lucy, is nicknamed "Lemonade Lucy" * She would not allow any alcohol, smoking, or card playing in the White House * Lucy started an Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Congress complained that the Roll ruined the White House's lawn