Saturday, March 17, 2012

More fun presidential facts

As you might have heard, for want of a telephone, President Obama falsely accused Rutherford B. Hayes of being technologically backwards. Here are a few more fun presidential facts that might bear looking into, including:

  • James A. Garfield loved lasagna and hated Mondays.
  • Ulysses S. Grant was our first Greek president.
  • "Purple Hayes" was the first Jim Hendrix song about a president.
  • Andrew Jackson rode his fame as the face of the $20 bill all the way to the presidency.

Plus, according to Mark Steyn, Rutherford B. Hayes wasn't the only one undeserving of a slur from President Obama.