Bizarre Facts about 10 U.S. Presidents That Sound Unbelievable but are True

Bizarre Facts about 10 U.S. Presidents That Sound Unbelievable but are True
U.S. Presidents are often viewed with an untouchability. But these bizarre facts show that they are no different than the rest of us, some even weirder!

While you may know something about each of these leader’s political leanings, their personal likes and dislikes may be lesser known. Our presidents have had their share of embarrassing moments or peculiar eccentricities – like Grant being ticketed for speeding or Hoover’s staff hiding in bushes at his request! These are the tidbits you probably were not taught in history class.

We thought it would be fun to take a peek into the lives of the U.S. Presidents and see what unique information is out there. These may not be deep, dark secrets but they give great insight into the private life of those called “Mr. President.” We hope you enjoy this unique look at these leaders who have shaped our country and some of their bizarre quirks.

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1 . George Washington, "The General" (1789-97)

His false teeth and their composition are often the most remembered unusual fact shared about Washington. He started losing them in his 20s, and only one tooth remained at his inauguration. Instead, he wore dentures made of cow or horse teeth, and ivory – not wood– which a common misconception.

One other vanity remains that is equally astounding. George Washington did not wear a wig. It was his real hair shown in paintings. Equally interesting is that he was a redhead but as was the fashion of his day, he powdered his hair to be white.


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