Our 3rd Annual President’s Day Trivia Party

 

After three consecutive years, our President’s Day post has become as much an American tradition as fried cheese and monster trucks on Easter Sunday. So dig in, fellow USAer, to this year’s facts about the First Fella.

1) Herbert Hoover approved “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, even though he actually preferred the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio. 

2) In the late 1870s, President Rutheford B. Hayes tried to set a good example for the country by banishing liquor and wine from the White House. He was later labeled a hypocrite after inventing the crack pipe.

3) William Howard Taft was the first President to assume a “lower” position after leaving the White House when he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Taft’s distinction stood until Lyndon Johnson left office to take a part-time gig at the Shoney’s Big Boy in Brownsville, Texas. 

4) True, Abraham Lincoln was the first president to sport a beard while in office, but years earlier, Millard Fillmore would often use state dinners as an excuse to break out the rainbow fright wig. 

5) James Madison was our shortest and lightest president. However, at 11 pound 3 ounces, he still holds the White House record for heaviest genitals. 

Read our 2009 President’s Day Trivia here. And if you’re feeling extra patriotic, take a look at the 2008 trivia.

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