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3 Amazing Facts About American Presidents

american-presidents-facts There’s no subject I love more than U.S. Presidents… except for maybe Star Wars…  Star Wars is awesome.  But anyway, the American Presidents were (and still are) fascinating men.  Here are three facts I betcha didn’t know about George Washington, Lyndon Johnson and John Quincy Adams from “Oh, interesting,” to “Holy Potato Balls!” And just FYI, that reference to “balls” is foreshadowing.   George Washington was the only President to be inaugurated in two different cities …and neither of them were Washington, DC.  BOOM!  It makes sense, but it’s not the sort of thing one would spend a lot of time thinking about.  First, the American capital was in New York, and then Philadelphia, so that’s where the Inaugurations took place. [source] LBJ had no problem introducing you to “Jumbo” Lyndon Baines Johnson, “Master of the Senate” and one of the most noteworthy Presidents ever would just take it out if he had to pee or just show it to you in general.  “Have you ever seen anything as big as this?” is burned into my brain forever.  They should have called him “Tricky Dick.”  [source] John Quincy Adams will fund your expedition… To the center of the earth.  Observe:

In 1818, John Cleves Symmes, Jr. suggested that the Earth consisted of a hollow shell about 1,300 km (810 mi) thick, with openings about 2,300 km (1,400 mi) across at both poles with 4 inner shells each open at the poles. Symmes became the most famous of the early Hollow Earth proponents. He proposed making an expedition to the North Pole hole, thanks to efforts of one of his followers, James McBride. United States president John Quincy Adams indicated he would approve of this but he left office before this could occur. The new President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, halted the attempt.

I just… I can’t… holy hell.  If you, as President, approve something even Andrew Jackson thinks is nuts (and this guy would duel at the drop of a hat – people were terrified of Jackson’s temper), you know that it’s a screwy plan.  [source] HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY!

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About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

Posted on February 16, 2015, in lists, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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