That's why you're here, right?
I guess the teacher in me just can't resist the opportunity for a lesson.
Today is Presidents Day and we are going to honor our American Presidents with a little quiz. See how many you know when you check your answers (in the comments) and tell us how you did. No fibbing!
If any of my facts are wrong, you should know I got all of my information from Little Known Facts. So if you know more than they do - complain to them, will ya?
1. How many presidents have there been?
2. How many presidents were born British subjects?
3. Which college has the most presidents as alumni?
4. Which religious affiliation is the most common among the presidents?
5. The oldest president inaugurated was Reagan (age 69) and the youngest was Kennedy (age 43) but who was the youngest man to become president?
6. Who were the tallest and shortest presidents?
7. How many presidents first served as vice presidents?
8. How many presidents were assassinated in office?
9. How many presidents are buried in Arlington National Cemetery?
10. Which president is portrayed on both coin and paper currency?
A few other interesting things I learned...
- George Washington had only one tooth and wore dentures made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory and lead - but not wood (as rumor has it). He was also the only president elected unanimously.
- Abraham Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard. His wife's brother, half-brothers and brothers-in-law fought on the confederate side.
- Bill Clinton's nickname as a child was Bubba.
- Barack Obama does not like ice cream.
And there you have it. It may not be life-changing but you should feel a little more American just for knowing these things.
Happy Presidents Day!
~ Mrs. Priss
Enjoying a day at home with the kids today like...
By the way - did you know we are headed to Baker Street this Saturday night?
The Facebook invitation is here.